Indian Stocks Close Lower

HDFC led the losers.
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MUMBAI -- Indian stocks fell Tuesday, with the BSE Sensex losing 88.03 points or 0.71% to close at 12,366.39.

Laggards on the BSE Sensex Tuesday were

HDFC

, which shed 3.72%,

HLL

, down 2.65%, and

Ranbaxy

, down 2.59%.

The gainers on the index were

NTPC

, up 2.30%,

Bajaj Auto

, up 1.10% and

Tata Motors

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, up 0.88%.

VisualSoft Technologies

gained 8.15% on the news that it has decided to merge with

Megasoft

, an IT and telecom solutions provider.

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