Mumbai, Feb 21: Benchmark indices started on a negative note Friday as investors turned cautious after the release of the minutes of RBI's last policy meeting, in which governor Shaktikanta Das argued the need to look at growth concerns. Besides, subdued cues from other Asian markets too weighed on investor sentiment here.
The BSE Sensex was trading 75.24 points, or 0.21 percent, lower at 35,823.11. Similarly, the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 25.95 points, or 0.24 percent, to 10,763.90. In the previous session, the 30-share index settled 142.09 points, or 0.40 percent higher at 35,898.35. The broader Nifty gained 54.40 points, or 0.51 percent, to 10,789.85. Top losers in the Sensex pack in morning trade include Kotak Bank, Tata Steel, L&T, RIL, Axis Bank, NTPC, Tata Motors, HDFC Bank, HDFC and ITC, falling up to 3.39 percent.