Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Oct. 19 (ANI): Ringing in the auspicious occasion of Diwali, the special trading session of Mahurat Trading flagged off at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), with the market indices opening lower. Also Read - Sharad Pawar Warns Centre To Take Back Farm Laws As Massive Crowd Turns Up in Mumbai's Farmers Rally

The 30-share BSE Sensex opened 6.46 points down at 32,577.89 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 4.70 points to 10,206.20. Also Read - Thousands of Maharashtra Farmers Reach Mumbai to Protest Agri Laws, to Hold Rally at Azad Maidan Today

Among the top gainers were Bharti Airtel, Lupin, Reliance Industries and Yes Bank, while UltraTech Cement, ICICI Bank, Tata Motors, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Hero Motocorp recorded losses. Also Read - Samples of Poultry From 16 Maharashtra Districts Test Positive For Bird Flu | Complete List Here

In the pre-opening trade, Sensex was up by 72.40 points at 32,656.75, while the Nifty fell 0.50 points to 10,210.40.

Also, gold prices fell by Rs. 250 to Rs. 30,750 per 10 grams, while Silver prices fell by Rs. 200 to Rs. 40,800 per kg.

Prior to the inaugural ceremony, BSE CEO Ashish Kumar Chouhan, while performing the ceremonious Laxmi Puja here had said that India is in a “sweet spot”, adding that the current rally is to do with India’s internal circumstances, and international liquidity.

Apart from Chouhan, NASSCOM Chairman Harish Mehta and Bollywood actor Richa Chadda were also present at the ceremony. (ANI)

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