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Sensex rises over 100 points; Nifty above 10150

Sensex rises over 100 points; Nifty above 10150

The markets opened the Thursday's session on a positive note with key benchmark indices extending intra-day gains.

Prominent gainers included Tata Motors, Bharti Airtel, Adani Ports, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, ONGC, HDFC Bank, HDFC Ltd, Bajaj Auto, Wipro, TCS, Cipla and SBI, gaining up to 1.68 percent.

The BSE Sensex closed at 32,949.21 points - up 352.03 points or 1.08 per cent - from its previous close. The stock ended down 2.05 per cent or Rs 4.30 at Rs 205.45. In early trading, both indices were gaining more than half a per cent.

The Nifty closed up 1.22 percent at 10,166.70, in its biggest single-day gain since May 25.

The 30-share sensitive index had lost 205 points on Wednesday following the Reserve Bank's decision to hold interest rates.

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The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), headed by Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel, in its bi-monthly monetary policy review kept repo rate unchanged at 6 percent and reverse repo at 5.75 percent.

"On the macro front upcoming RBI policy and Gujarat state election will be an influential factor for investors which is steering the market to consolidate", said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services.

Among the BSE sectoral indices, power fell 1.06%, followed by metal 0.85%, capital goods 0.62%, consumer durables 0.61%, infra 0.56%, auto 0.52% and IT 0.38%. Additionally, investors were also on edge in anticipation of a violent backlash in the Middle East following US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Asian markets retreated, with Japan's Nikkei falling 0.37%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng declining 1.01% and Shanghai Composite Index finishing 0.18% lower. London's FTSE rose 0.16% in late morning deals.