The 30-share index resumed higher at 28,843.09 and firmed up further to an all-time intra-day high of 28,958.10, before closing at a fresh record of 28,888.86, rising 104.19 points from its last close. The Sensex surpassed its previous peak of 28,829.29, recorded yesterday.
    
The gauge has now gained 1,542.04 points in the five sessions.
    
The Nifty touched 8,741.85 intra-day, breaking the earlier record of 8,707.90, reached in yesterday's trade.
    
The 50-share index ended above the 8,700 level for the first time by surging 33.90 points, or 0.39 percent, at new peak of 8,729.50, surpassing its previous closing high of 8,695.60 hit yesterday.
    
Of the Sensex, 18 scrips led by Hind Unilever, Bharti Airtel, HDFC Ltd, SBI, Coal India, Infosys, Hero MotoCorp, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Auto, L&T, Tata Power, Dr Reddy, Maruti Suzuki, TCS, ICICI Bank, BHEL, NTPC and RIL closed higher, while 12 ended in the negative zone.
     
Stocks of ITC Ltd plunged 5.01 percent to Rs 352 even after company reported an over 10 percent rise in its net profit at Rs 2,635 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014.
    
Besides, positive global cues with Asian markets ending mixed and a higher opening at European markets on speculation of European Central Bank stepping up stimulus measures at its meeting on January 22 also boosted trading sentiments, equity brokers said.

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