The NSE Nifty index also edged down by 20 points to a fresh six-week low of 8,550.90. Selling was seen mainly in select heavyweights in IT, telecom, banking and consumer durable counters.

Small-cap and mid-cap counters also ended in the red. Overall, about 920 stocks gained while over 1900 fell on the BSE.

The benchmark S&P BSE 30-share gauge resumed better and improved further to a high of 28,385.14 on firm Asian trends on the back of rally on Wall Street last weekend.

However, selling after mid-session on weak European cues ahead of a key meeting between heads of Greece and Germany pulled it down.

It settle for the day at 28,192.02, a net fall of 69.06 points or 0.24 per cent. This is its weakest close since 28,121.89 on January 16.

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