Overseas, shares in Europe struggled to make gains while most Asian shares ended lower, as trade tensions between the US and China remained in focus.
The Nifty 50 index fell 151 points or 1.30 per cent to end at a three week low of 11,438.10. As many as 42 constituents declined while eight advanced.
Losses in index major HDFC Bank, HDFC and Sun Pharma dragged the barometer to a three-week low levels.
Bajaj Finance, IndiaBulls Housing Finance, BajajFinsv, Mahindra&Mahindra, Vedanta Ltd, Hindalco and UltraCemCo were among the major losers
Major index gainers were HclTech, Axis Bank, Zeel, Cipla, GAIL, TCS, Wipro and Infosys.
Among the sectoral indices, PSU bank fell by 2.16 per cent followed by Pharma 2.01 percent, Auto 1.75 percent, FMCG 1.73 percent, Metal 1.70 percent, Energy 1.64 percent, Realty 1.51 percent, Finance Service 1.41 percent, Infra 1.02 percent Private Bank 0.97 per cent and Media 0.12 percent.
The market breadth, indicating its overall health, turned negative. On the NSE,600 stocks advanced,1,230 declined and 81 remained unchanged. Total securities that hit their price bands were 214.
Turnover in the cash segment fell to Rs 33,574.56 crore from Rs 36,966.93 crore as on Friday.
A total of 14,625.13 lakh shares changed hands in 1,18,26,618 trades. The market capitalisation of listed firms on the NSE stood at Rs 1,53,09,846.28 crore.
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