NSE has levied penalties on as many as 24 companies including scam hit Gitanjali Gems for failure to file financial results for quarter-ended December 31.
The BSE Sensex provisionally closed on a flat-to-negative note after a huge sell-off in stocks of IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) pulled the index lower.
The FTSE .FTSE was flat by 0901 GMT, while the mid cap index .FTMC fell 0.4%, dragged by a plunge in Greencore shares.
The STOXX 600 gained 0.1%, while Italian and Spanish stocks rose 0.3 to 0.4%. Britain's FTSE .FTSE was a laggard, down 0.1%.
FTSE 100 futures were down 0.13 percent ahead of the cash market open.
The 30-share index was trading at 34,032.13 at 1100 hrs, showing a gain of 114.19 points, or 0.34 per cent.
Japan’s Nikkei shed 0.2 percent, with shares in steelmakers and automakers still battered by concerns about US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium.
The 30-share barometer rose 44.58 points, or 0.13 per cent, to 33,962.52 in early session.
Trump’s move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has rippled through financial mkts, but stocks appear to be shrugging off potential for a broader trade war.