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Sensex, Nifty End Lower For Sixth Day

Indian shares fell for a sixth straight session on Wednesday as authorities widened a probe into Punjab National Bank's $2 billion fraud and White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, an advocate for free trade, resigned from the Trump administration, raising concerns that Trump will go ahead with his plan to impose tariffs and risk a trade war.

The benchmark BSE Sensex closed lower by 284.11 points or 0.85 percent at 33,033.09, while the broader Nifty index dropped 95.05 points or 0.93 percent to finish at 10,154.20.

Aurobindo Pharma, ONGC, Reliance Industries, HPCL, Ambuja Cement, ICICI Bank, Bharti Airtel, Indiabulls Housing Finance, SBI and Adani Ports fell 2-6 percent in the Nifty pack.

On the positive side, Maruti Suzuki India, Zee Entertainment Enterprises, ITC and HCL Technologies climbed 1-2 percent.

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