The Sensex and the Nifty today fell around half a per cent in the afternoon trade. Both stocks declined in sync with fall in the other Asian equity markets. The Sensex fell below 52,400 while the Nifty slipped below 15,700 level.
The BSE Sensex plunged 229 points, or 0.44 per cent to trade at 52,324. The NSE Nifty also declined 85 points, or 0.54 per cent, to trade at 15,668.