The 30-share barometer fell by 39.37 points, or 0.19 percent, to 19,708.82. The index had lost nearly 555 points in the previous three sessions. Stocks of banking, FMCG, realty, metal and capital goods sectors were major losers, pulling down the benchmark Sensex.
The wide-based National Stock Exchange index, Nifty moved down by 16.19 points, or 0.28 percent to 5,869.30.
Brokers said that selling by funds and other participants ahead of Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy review to be announced on Tuesday and a weak trend in the Asian region, mainly dampened the trading sentiment.
In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index traded lower by 0.51 percent, Japan's Nikkei Index fell 2.33 percent, in morning trade.


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