The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 43.61 points at 29,562.35 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 16.45 points at 9,143.30. About 522 shares advanced against 212 declining shares on the BSE.
SENSEX UP + 7.14 @ 29525.88
NIFTY FUTURE DOWN -3.00 @ 9165.00,
BANK NIFTY FUTURE DOWN -29.00 @ 21153.70
ITC, L&T, Coal India, ONGC, Infosys, Bharti Infratel and HCL Technologies were early gainers while Dr Reddy’s Labs, Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel, M&M, GAIL, Idea Cellular and Hindalco were under pressure.