Earlier, the rupee resumed lower at the 61.82 per dollar as against yesterday close of 61.71 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market.

Later, the rupee was quoted at 61.73 on bouts of dollar selling by banks and exporters before sliding again to its opening level of Rs 61.82 at 10:45 am. It hovered in the range of 61.84-61.73 per dollar during the morning trade.

Meanwhile, the BSE Sensex were trading higher by 159.35, or 0.56 percent, to 28,421.52 in late morning trade.

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