IT and auto indices on the National Stock Exchange fell more than 2% each
Stock markets plunged 1.6 per cent on Thursday with the Sensex closing 572 points lower, led by an across-the-board selloff. The 30-scrip BSE benchmark index finished at 35,312, after falling as much as 617 points - or 1.7 per cent - during the session. The broader Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange dived 181 points to settle at 10,601 for the day. Both the indices recorded their lowest closing levels since November 22. Losses in financial, IT and auto stocks dragged the indices lower.