Mumbai– Samvat 2074, marking the start of the Hindu New Year, began on a dull note for the key Indian equity indices at a special trading session held on Thursday.
The Nifty 50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) inched lower by 18.95 points or 0.19 per cent to 10,191.90 points.
Similarly, the 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE slipped by 41 points during the initial trade period.
The S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 32,656.75 points, traded at 32,542.53 points (at 6.35 p.m.) — down 41.82 points or 0.13 per cent from Wednesday’s close at 32,584.35 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 32,663.06 points and a low of 32,533.89 during the intra-session trade.
In Samvat 2073, the barometer index (BSE Sensex) gained 4,654 points or 16.6 per cent whereas the NSE Nifty rose by 1,585 points or 18.4 per cent. (IANS)