The 30-share index resumed lower at 21,079.27 points, later rose to 21,140.00 on buying in banks and realty sector stocks and was trading at 21,108.61, lower by 11.51 points, or 0.05 percent, at 1040 hours. The NSE Nifty was also trading flat by 1.70 points, or 0.03 percent higher, at 6,275.25 during the period.
    
Major losers were Dr Reddy's (1.64 percent), L&T (1.51 percent), ONGC (1.27 percent), Bajaj Auto (1.23 percent) and SSTL (1.18 percent).
    
Asian stocks fell amid escalating geopolitical tension over Ukraine and the slower manufacturing in China. Key benchmark indices in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Japan and South Korea fell by 0.71-1.75 percent.

(Agencies)

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