At 1.14 pm, the Sensex traded lower by 188 points, or 0.47 percent, at 39,552. The Nifty dipped almost 63 points, or 0.53 percent, to trade at 11,851.
Broader markets also fell with the BSE MidCap down by almost half a percent and the Nifty MidCap down by 0.41 percent.
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