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Sensex hits 34,000 mark for the first time

By Vikas

BSE's index Sensex hit an all-time high of 34,000 mark on Tuesday during the intraday trade. The 30-share index crossed the 34,000-mark by jumping 65.07 points or 0.19 % to 34,005.37, said reports.

The 50-share Nifty index of the NSE, on the other hand, rose 0.2% to an all-time high of 10515 points.

According to reports, domestic institutional buying and interest among retail investors amid robust foreign funds inflows lifted the domestic sentiment.

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Top five Sensex gainers were Asian Paints (+0.77%), Sun Pharma (+0.74%), Dr Reddy's (+0.72%), Tata Steel (+0.65%) and YES Bank (+0.63%), while the major losers were M&M (-0.94%), Coal India (-0.83%), NTPC (-0.78%), Hero MotoCorp (-0.67%) and Infosys (-0.6%), reported Business Line.

Buoyed by the BJP's electoral success in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the Sensex last weekly rallied 143 points as it moved closer to an all-time high.

On December 6, Sensex fell 218 points to 32,584.66 in late afternoon trade soon after the Reserve Bank kept the policy rate unchanged at 6 per cent but raised the inflation forecast.

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