Equity benchmarks opened flat despite weak global cues and ahead of outcome of Maharashtra and Haryana elections that will be on Sunday. The Sensex fell 1.37 points to 26347.96 and the Nifty declined 0.65 points to 7863.35.
The Indian rupee opened marginally lower on Thursday at 61.48 per dollar compared to 61.41 a dollar in previous session.
The BSE Sensex rose 65 points to 26414 while Ranbaxy Laboratories gained 1 percent.
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