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10-year yield hit its highest level since May 21.
The NSE sub-index for banks slumped 2.5 percent. State Bank of India fell 4.7 percent while HDFC Bank lost 1.4 percent.
IDFC, which is seen as one of the biggest beneficiaries from the budget, also fell 2 percent on profit-taking after rising 8.7 percent in the previous session.
However, defensives gained on some churning from high-beta stocks amid heavy falls. ITC rose 1.1 percent while Sun Pharmaceutical Industries gained 2.5 percent. Software stocks gained after Infosys Ltd, India's second-largest software services exporter, posted a 21.6 percent increase in quarterly net profit, beating estimates. Infosys shares gained 1 percent, Tata Consultancy Services rose 1.8 percent, Wipro ended up 1.5 percent, HCL Technologies advanced 2 percent, and Tech Mahindra ended 1.4 percent higher.
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