After slipping to 59,127 in the opening session, BSE Sensex was trading 46.56 points or 0.08 percent lower at 59,251. While, NSE Nifty 50 after opening at 17,661, it was trading mix at 7.25 points or 0.041 percent up to 17,698.
Bank Nifty fell below 37,500. Midcap and small-cap indices were trading with gains, and India VIX was up 2 percent.
Bharti Airtel was the top Sensex gainer, up 1.45 percent, followed by HUL, Asian Paints, Maruti Suzuki India, and HDFC.
Sun Pharma is the top Sensex loser, down by 1.79 percent, followed by Dr Reddy’s Labs followed by HCL Tech and Tech Mahindra, ICICI Bank and Ultratech Cement.
In the international market, the Asian benchmarks, bourses in Seoul and Tokyo were trading with deep red, while Hong Kong was gaining in mid-session deals and Shanghai was closed for the holidays.