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Sensex extends gains, Nifty hits 7900; Tata Motors surges

Tata Motors topped buying list on the Sensex, up 2 percent followed by ICICI Bank, NTPC, Reliance Industries and Lupin with 1 percent upside. Bharti Airtel and Tata Steel were losers.

10:00

TheNewsInternational Team

Equity benchmarks extended gains in morning trade with the Nifty reclaiming 7900 for the first time since December 3, aided by banks, auto, pharma, FMCG and technology stocks.

The 30-share BSE Sensex rallied 140.23 points or 0.54 percent to 25978.94 and the 50-share NSE Nifty rose 40.30 points or 0.51 percent to 7901.35. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were up 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively.

The market breadth was strong as about 1327 shares advanced against 489 declining shares on the BSE.

Tata Motors topped buying list on the Sensex, up 2 percent followed by ICICI Bank, NTPC, Reliance Industries and Lupin with 1 percent upside. Bharti Airtel and Tata Steel were losers.

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