Firm dollar against most global currencies and sustained capital outflows dragged the indian currency, Forex dealer informed.
Negative domestic stock market and demand for the US currency from importers also weighed on the rupee, they added.
In opening trade, the local unit fell by 12 paise to 68.15. Till the end of the day it further lost ground by 39 paise to 68.42 as compared to its last close.
It registered day’s high and low at 68.46 and 68.15 respectively, they added