Sensex was down 1,375.27 points

Sensex was down 1,375.27 points

Benchmark indices ended weak on March 30 with Nifty finished below 8,300 level dragged by the banking names.

At close, the Sensex was down 1,375.27 points or 4.61% at 28440.32, and the Nifty was down 379.15 points or 4.38% at 8281.10. About 924 shares have advanced, 1320 shares declined, and 168 shares are unchanged.

Bajaj Finance, HDFC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Tata Steel and HDFC Bank were among major losers on the Nifty, while Cipla, Tech Mahindra, Nestle, Axis Bank and Dr Reddys Labs.

Except pharma and FMCG all other sectoral indices ended in the red. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices shed 1.7-2 percent.