March 7 Indian shares fell on Tuesday after
hitting two-year closing highs in the previous session, as
investors booked profits in recent outperformers ahead of state
elections results, including that of the key northern state of
The broader NSE index closed down 0.18 percent at
8,946.90, after closing at its highest since March 2015 on
Monday. The benchmark BSE index ended 0.17 percent
lower at 28,999.56.
Financial stocks fell, led by Axis Bank Ltd and
Yes Bank Ltd. Both dropped more than 1.5 percent each.
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(Reporting By Darshana Sankararaman in Bengaluru; Editing by