The Sensex and the Nifty today witnessed modest losses in the afternoon trade. Both indices declined around 0.4 percent amid negative global cues.
The BSE Sensex fell 213 points, or 0.36 percent, to trade at 59,532. The NSE Nifty also slipped 75 points, or 0.42 percent, to trade at 17,747.
In the forex market, the rupee also weakened 30 paise to trade at 74 rupees and 75 paise per US dollar in the afternoon deals.