The 30-share barometer, which had lost 192.45 points in the previous session, fell by 187.69 points, or 0.72 percent, to 25,707.28.

All the sectoral indices, led by realty, metal, power and banking, were trading in negative territory with losses up to 1.91 percent.

Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty slipped below the 7,700-mark by falling 57.90 points, or 0.75 percent, to 7,663.40.

Brokers said a subdued trend at other Asian markets in line with overnight losses in US market on weak eurozone data and as news of Argentina's debt default and a rise in US jobless claims shook the market, mainly dampened the trading sentiments here.

Besides, a weakening rupee that depreciated by another 22 paise against the dollar to trade at over three-month low of 60.77 in morning trade on Friday had a negative impact on the sentiment, they added.

Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei was down 0.70 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.66 percent in morning trade.

US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.88 percent down in Thursday's trade.

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