Equity benchmarks were mixed in opening trade, with the Nifty holding 9,600 level amid consolidation, ahead of GDP data for the March quarter and FY17.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was down 9.32 points at 31,150.08 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 0.95 points to 9,623.60.
Mahindra & Mahindra was top gainer in early trade, up 3 percent; followed by Lupin, Bharti Airtel, GAIL, ICICI Bank, IOC and Hindalco.
Infosys, ITC, TCS, NTPC, ONGC and Aurobindo Pharma were early losers.
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