Market Opens: Sensex is down 271.60 points

Market Opens:  Sensex is down 271.60 points

Indian indices opened lower on April 8 with Nifty around 8,700 level.   The Sensex is down 271.60 points or 0.90% at 29795.61, and the Nifty down 78.85 points or 0.90% at 8713.35. About 450 shares have advanced, 335 shares declined, and 39 shares are unchanged   HCL Tech, Cipla, Gail, HDFC and HUL are among major gainers on the Nifty, while losers are Bajaj Finance, Shree Cements, Zee Entertainment, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank.