The 50-issue Nifty crossed the 7,700 level for the first time by gaining 43.65 points, or 0.57 percent, to trade at an all-time high of 7,700.05, surpassing its previous intra-day high of 7,683.20 touched on Wednesday.

Brokers said sentiment was upbeat on sustained capital inflows and widespread buying by retail investors after the new government unveiled its agenda for economic reforms.

Software services exporter Infosys rallied by 4.66 percent to Rs 3,218.40, Tata Consultancy Services, country's top software exporter, climbed 1.27 percent to Rs 2,185.60 and Wipro jumped by 1.23 percent to Rs 531.45.
Among banking stocks, SBI surged 2.11 percent to Rs 2,722.10 and Kotak Bank rose 2.61 percent to Rs 923.55.
In the pharma sector, Sun Pharma jumped 1.07 percent to Rs 615.50, Cipla gained 1.77 percent to Rs 414.80 and Lupin by 1.52 percent to Rs 991.05.
Further, a mixed trend on the other Asian bourses influenced the trading sentiments here, they said.      

The benchmark BSE Sensex too climbed 152.18 points, or 0.59 percent, to trade at new record high of 25,735.87, breaking its previous record high of 25,711.11 reached in Tuesday's trade.
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down 0.35 percent while Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.39 percent.


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