The 30-share barometer, which had lost 280.62 points in the previous two sessions, moved down by another 61.40 points, or 0.29 percent, to 25,929.83 with capital goods, realty, metal and healthcare stocks leading the fall.

Also, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty shed 18.60 points, or 0.24 percent, to 7,730.10.

Brokers said offloading of positions by foreign funds and retail investors in view of tomorrow's monthly expiry in the derivatives segment influenced the trading sentiment.

They said lower than expected quarterly earnings by some companies including Larsen and Toubro also dampened the sentiment.

Stock of Larsen and Toubro plunged 7.98 percent to Rs 1,513.45 after the company's quarterly earnings did not meet market expectations.

Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei rose 0.27 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng was trading 0.75 percent higher in morning trade.

US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.42 percent down in Tuesday's trade.

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