Indias benchmark equity index fell amid the extension of lockdown-like curbs in some states and as exit polls indicated the nations ruling political party is trailing in key state elections.
The S&P BSE Sensex lost 2% to 48,761.82, while the NSE Nifty 50 Index dropped by 1.85% to 14,619.10. However, both measures logged their best weekly advance in three weeks. Fifteen of the 19 sector sub-indices compiled by BSE Ltd. slipped, led by a gauge of finance company stocks.

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