Rising for the fourth straight session, the 30-share index gained 86.92 points, or 0.30 percent, to trade at 28,201.48, with auto, consumer durables, banking and power sectors leading the rally.
     
The gauge had spurted 655.33 points in the past three straight sessions, largely supported by the government's plans to infuse fresh capital into state-owned lenders by September and EPFO getting ready to invest in equity markets.
    
NSE Nifty was trading higher by 17.95 points, or 0.21 percent, at 8,550.80.     Sentiment remained firm as buying activity gathered momentum on expectations that liquidity may pick up as EPFO will start investing in the equity market this week, brokers said.
    

Maruti Suzuki climbed 1.69 per cent to Rs 4,403.40 after the company said its domestic sales increased 22.5 percent last month to 1,10,405 units as against 90,093 in July last year.
     
Tata Motors rose 0.87 percent to Rs 387.70 after it reported 1.32 percent increase in total sales in July. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.32 percent down in Friday's trade.

 

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