The 30-share index fell by 79.67 points, or 0.40 percent, to 19,702.21 in morning trade with banking, realty, oil and gas and consumer durable stocks leading the fall. The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved down by 20.85 points, or 0.36 percent, to 5,829.85.
Brokers said selling by participants despite better-than-expected industrial data for July month mainly led to a fall in select stocks.
Industrial production grew 2.6 per cent in July, expanding for the first time in three months, on improved performances in the manufacturing and power sectors.
The BSE Power sector index rose 0.63 per cent to 1,487.39 with stocks of Adani power rising 2.58 per cent, Tata Power 2.16 per cent, while Reliance Power gaining 1.25 percent.
Besides, profit-booking by speculators after recent gains and a weakening trend in the Asian region also weighed on the sentiments, they said. In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.59 percent, while Japan's Nikkei was down 0.31 percent in morning trade.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.17 percent down in Thursday’s trade.


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