(Corrects first paragraph to say the close is the lowest in
nearly four months, not five)
MUMBAI, March 21 Indian shares fell on Thursday
for a fifth consecutive session to their lowest close in nearly
four months as Tata Motors slumped due to fears about China's
new fuel norms, while broader sentiment stayed weak because of
concerns about political instability.
Tata Motors Ltd shares slumped 4.2 percent on
worries China's new fuel norms would impact sales at unit Jaguar
However, recent under-performers gained. ICICI Bank Ltd
rose 3.1 percent, while Bharti Airtel Ltd
gained 6 percent.
The BSE index provisionally fell 0.61 percent to
its lowest close since November 26. The 50-share NSE index
ended down 0.63 percent.
(Reporting by Manoj Dharra; Editing by Rafael Nam)