TCS, ONGC, YES Bank, Wipro and Vedanta climed over 1 per cent in early deals.
A strong rupee and weakness in global technology stocks weighed on domestic IT stocks.
Airlines stocks SpiceJet, Jet Airways and IndiGo jumped up to 5 per cent.
A rise in the rupee against the dollar after a drop in global oil prices failed to lift sentiment.
The benchmark Sensex slipped over 130 points in opening deals while Nifty touched 10,716.
The BSE Oil & Gas index emerged as the lone sectoral loser.
The 30-share Sensex pack surged 210 points in the opening deals and Nifty50 topped 10,732.
Profit-booking at higher levels kept the equity benchmarks choppy throughout the day.
Sensex climbed nearly 240 points, while Nifty kissed 10,442 in opening deals.
The BSE Midcap and Smallcap were 0.66 per cent and 0.52 per cent up, respectively.
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