On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty dropped by 73.95 points or 0.74 per cent to 9,830.20.
Sentiment was also upbeat across global markets with Asian shares advancing as tensions between the USA and North Korea came off the boil, although the Federal Reserve's concerns about weak US inflation weighed on the dollar.
Tech Mahindra gained 1.06 per cent while HCL Tech rose 0.79 per cent.
Stocks of consumer goods companies were back in the limelight on value-buying, recovering from recent losses sparked by worries over the impact from recently launched Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July.
The NSE Nifty, after recapturing 9,900, advanced to hit a high of 9,947.80, but ended at 9,904.15, up 6.85 points, or 0.07 per cent.
South Korea military drills about to begin North Korea has already released a statement regarding the announced exercise through the Central News Agency. A JCS official made the announcement during a regular briefing on Friday.
The BSE Sensex, which opened at 31,729.88 points, was trading at 31,586.34 points (at 9.19 a.m.), lower 209.12 points or 0.66 per cent from Thursday's close at 31,795.46 points. Other gainers were NTPC 3.94 per cent, Coal India 3.78 per cent, VEDL 2.56 per cent and Bharti Airtel 2.11 per cent. Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 0.09 per cent while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.13 per cent. Shanghai Composite Index down 0.32 per cent.
Infosys, the country's second largest IT exporter, zoomed most by 4.54 per cent, after the company said the board will take up a proposal for buyback of shares on Saturday, helping the key indices post gains for the third day in a row.
The Sensex touched a high of 31,729.88 points and a low of 31,560.89 points in the trade so far. The Sensex was up by 321.86 points or 1.02 per cent at the Wednesday's closing.
Karthikraj Lakshmanan, Senior Fund Manager - Equities, BNP Paribas Mutual Fund said, "Stocks across the globe traded with caution as uncertainty surrounding internal United States policy continued to weigh on investor sentiment despite receding North Korean tensions".
The index was up by 77.82 points or 0.24% up at 31848.71.
The Portuguese captain was controversially sent off as Madrid won the first leg of the Super Cup 3-1 on Sunday at the Camp Nou. M - Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 at the Bernabeu to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate, BBC Sport reported.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver starts 18th Saturday night in the NASCAR Cup event, a grueling 500-lap affair. Of course, no one has ever disputed Busch's talent. " Erik Jones put up a whale of a fight", said Busch.
The Congress on Saturday targeted the BJP on cow protection and said for the ruling party it means "killing of minority people". A number of cows got stuck in swampy land and died at the Mathana Gaushala in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana.
Following his acting career, Landham got into politics as a Republican and ran for Governer of Kentucky as long as State Senator. In 2004, Landham also ran for a state Senate seat in Kentucky and in 2008 was nominated by the Libertarian party for the U.S.
Both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid observed minutes of silence before the start of their respective training sessions today. The special jerseys will also include the hashtag #TotsSomBarcelona ( Catalan for "We are all Barcelona ") on the chest.
Heavyweight cranes and gas cutters were used to lift displaced and overturned coaches and cut through their tangled remains. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an inquiry into the train derailment to ascertain the cause of the incident.
Unlike the higher denomination notes, the smaller denominations of Rs 20 and Rs 50 are expected to be phased out gradually. This is the third note that is going to be changed after the demonetisation move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
All Blacks Great Colin Meads Dies At 81
World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper, cricket star Brendon McCullum and WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker also paid their respects. He never backed down from any challenge or fight, and that's why he was not only a great player, but a great New Zealander.
Monuments Fight Heats Up in Capital of the Confederacy
Corey Booker , D- New Jersey, announced he plans to introduce legislation to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. The demonstrators had gathered in the college town to protest the removal of a statue of Lee from a public park.
Dead in Plane Crash Near Oregon Eclipse Viewing Site
The Oregonian/Oregonlive reports that the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are exploring. The pilot of a small passenger plane that crashed near Madras on Saturday was the only fatality, investigators said Sunday.
Umpires in Detroit take stand against verbal abuse
There's often arguments between team players and umpires, managers and umpires, and coaches and umpires, that's part of the game. Ausmus added that he felt it was ironic that the umpires were wearing white armbands when players aren't allowed to wear those.
PA State Troopers shot; suspect shot dead
Authorities say two Pennsylvania state troopers were shot and the suspect was killed outside a grocery store south of Pittsburgh. A struggle ensued as troopers tried to arrest him, and Belsar pulled out a gun and fired one shot, striking both troopers.
How to Make Your Own Eclipse
Why is it called the "Great American Eclipse?" There is a 70-mile stretch from SC through OR that will have the best views. For those outside of the zone of totality, NASA has warned people not to look directly into the partial eclipse .
Six Police Officers Shot In United States
More than 900 civilians were shot and killed by police during that same span, according to The Washington Post. Later the same night, authorities in Northern Florida confirmed two officers were shot in Jacksonville, Fla.
Sharad Yadav readies for show of strength
It has seven parliamentarians in the Rajya Sabha after two members - Yadav and Ali Anwar - distanced themselves from the party. Most of the JD-U leaders, including 70 party MLAs, two Lok Sabha MPs and seven Rajya Sabha MPs participated in the meeting.