Forex dealers said a weak opening at the domestic equity market also weighed on the rupee.
The rupee had gained 7 paise at 61.81 against the US dollar on increased selling of the American currency by exporters in Wednesday’s trade.
Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell by 65.76 points, or 0.31 percent, to 21,271.91 in morning trade on Thursday.


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