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Indian shares tumble

May 05, 2021 00:00:00

BENGALURU, May 4 (Reuters): Indian shares ended at their lowest level in more than a week on Tuesday, dragged by heavyweight financials, energy and IT stocks, as domestic coronavirus cases crossed the grim milestone of 20 million.

The NSE Nifty 50 index dropped 0.94 per cent to 14,496.5, while the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex closed 0.95 per cent lower at 48,253.51, after swinging in choppy trading for most of the session.

The surge of the highly infectious Indian virus variant has swamped the health system, forced states to enter lockdowns and ignited calls for a lockdown at the national level.

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