Mumbai (Maharashtra), Oct. 8 -- : BSE Limited and the National Stock Exchange of India were shut for trading on Tuesday on account of Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navaratri every year across the country.

Wholesale commodity markets, including metal and bullion, were also closed. There was no trading activity on forex and commodity futures markets as well.

Trading activity will resume on October 9.

On Monday, the stock market fell for the sixth consecutive session as selling pressure built up in the closing hour. Except for media and private bank, all sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the red.

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