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The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex stayed in the positive terrain after surging more than 220 points during the mid-session.
The Sensex posted gains on the back of fresh buying activity by funds and retail investors amid a tautening trend in other Asian stock markets.
At 1:05 p. m., the Sensex remained up by 222.04 points (1.22%) to trade at 18,454.10 and the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty added 72.7 points (1.33%) at 5,545.80.
The stocks, which topped the volume charts comprised SBI, M&M, ONGC, Tata Motors and Tata Steel.
The top gainers in the Sensex pack comprised ITC, HDFC Bank, HDFC, ICICI Bank, RIL, SBI and L&T.
M&M, TCS and Cipla were the top losers.
All the sectoral indices were ruling in the positive.
Among them, the real estate index surged 2.06%, FMCG climbed 1.99%, bankex rose 1.63% and healthcare remained up by 1.47%.
Oot of the total 2,719 stocks traded, 1,659 progressed, 948 dropped and 112 remained unaltered.
The 30-share index, which shed 34.04 points on Monday, made recovery of 104.58 points during the opening trade.
Likewise, the Nifty also surged 34.55 points (0.63%) to 5,507.65.