BSE: Top losers and gainers
Markets ended Tuesday's session on an extremely weak note with benchmark indices falling nearly 3% each after the rupee depreciated closer to its all time low level of 68.80. The investor sentiment was also shaken on reports that the US might strike Bashar Al Asad led regime in Syria for using chemical weapons against the opposition.
The BSE benchmark index -- Sensex crashed 651 points to close at 18,234 and the 50-share Nifty slumped 209 points to settle at 5,341.
The rupee slid a little closer on Tuesday to a record low struck against the dollar last week, as investors remained doubtful whether the government would act decisively to restore confidence in the economy.