Trading halted for 45 mins as Nifty hits 10% lower circuit

The Nifty50 index hit a 10 per cent lower circuit on Friday, bringing trading to a halt for 45 minutes as sell-off worsened in the Indian markets. Sensex tumbled  over 3000 points, or 9.43 per cent, at 29,690 levels. The markets will open for pre-open at 10:05 AM. 

In Sensex, index heavyweights Kotak Mahindra Bank and Tata Consultancy Services tumbled over 14 per cent each. Reliance was down 10 per cent and the HDFC twins fell over 5 per cent each.

(With agency inputs)