Market opens : Sensex is down 217.62 points

Market opens : Sensex is down 217.62 points

Benchmark indices opened on negative note on April 1 with Sensex down over 200 points.

At 09:16 hrs IST, the Sensex is down 217.62 points or 0.74% at 29250.87, and the Nifty down 69.60 points or 0.81% at 8528.15. About 328 shares have advanced, 251 shares declined, and 34 shares are unchanged.