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Market HIGHLIGHTS: Sensex, Nifty finish deep in red; Titan top gainer

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Market HIGHLIGHTS: Indian stock markets nosedived on Monday as global equity benchmarks plummeted while crude oil prices soared amid escalating tensions over the killing of Iran's top military general Qassem Suleimani on the order of US President Donald Trump. BSE Sensex extended early morning slump in the afternoon trade and finally settled down nearly 787 points at 40,676.63. NSE Nifty went down by 237 points at 11989.65. Of the 30 constituents, on the Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE), only two ended in the green. Titan and Powergrid were the two stocks that featured in green. The top gainer on BSE was Titan which gained 1.65% to finish at 1158.35 whereas Bajaj Finance ended at the bottom losing 4.63% at 3998.20.  Earlier, Bajaj Finance had disclosed it recorded slowest AUM growth in five quarters at Rs 145,200 crore. The domestic market faced sell-off as global stocks plummeted after US President Donald Trump threatened Iran of  "major retaliation" in case it tries to call a war on the US, and massive sanctions on Iraq, the largest oil producer among OPEC countries, if it throws US troops out of its soil. Subsequently, Crude oil jumped to trade at more than $70 per barrel and that has taken oil-based stocks considerably down. We bring you live updates: