The 50-share NSE Nifty too moved in a wide range on hectic selling and buying and closed 23.90 points, or 0.22%, higher at 10,741.70. The market breadth is positive as 518 shares advanced, against a decline of 347 shares declined, while 63 shares have remained unchanged.
"Sensex and Nifty50 closed lower on Thursday as investors are cautious ahead of elections in the state of Karnataka", said Dhruv Desai, Director and Chief Operating Officer, Tradebulls.
In the broader markets, the BSE mid-cap index fell 0.63% and the small-cap index shed 0.13%. In currency markets, rupee pulled back after falling to 67.43 against the United States dollar.
Australia call off hosting Bangladesh for Test, ODI series citing financial reasons
In the wake of these recent developments, CA has been accused of overt "disrespect" in its decision to cancel the series. It was a subject of importance too, as it is rare that a side doesn't tour another nation for so long.
Asian markets mostly closed higher today while European equities were mixed today.
Meanwhile, on a net basis, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 664.92 crore, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 704.03 crore yesterday, provisional data showed.
On the other hand, the S&P BSE consumer durables index fell by 287.03 points, the capital goods stocks dropped by 214.64 points and the healthcare stocks ended 208.25 points lower.
Eagles sign WR Markus Wheaton, RB Matt Jones
At 6-foot-2, 239 pounds, Jones could be the power back the Eagles lost when LeGarrette Blount signed with the Detroit Lions. He caught on with the Indianapolis Colts past year , only to see five rush attempts in the process.
The Oil & Gas Index was up 0.54 per cent, outperforming the Sensex. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.80 per cent higher yesterday.
Biggest losers in the 30-share index were Dr Reddy's Laboratories (3.70%), Tata Motors (2.34%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.85%), and Power Grid Corporation Of India (1.77%).
Prominent gainers that supported the upward trend included ICICI Bank, M&M, Bharti Airtel, ONGC, RIL, Kotak Bank, HUL, Axis Bank, Coal India, L&T, TCS, HDFC Bank and Infosys, gaining up to 1.16 percent.
Apple partners with Rio Tinto, Alcoa on 'revolutionary' aluminium process
Rio Tinto, meanwhile, is the world's leading smelting technology development organization, with its AP technology a world leader. The process involves applying a strong electrical current to aluminum oxide ore to remove the oxygen.