Pick-up in rollover of November derivative contracts to the December series helped. The market barometer managed to snap the two-day falling streak in which it had lost almost 93 points as value-buying in several blue-chip stocks surfaced.

Sentiment got a big lift on hopes that the government might pull off a compromise on the crucial GST Bill in the Winter Session of Parliament, which began today, brokers said. The BSE 30-share gauge ended 182.89 points, or 0.71 percent, higher at 25,958.63, a level last seen on November 9.

Among the 30-Sensex constituents, 22 shares ended higher. The broad-based NSE Nifty also closed the day higher by 52.20 points, or 0.67 percent, at 7,883.80. During the day, it shuttled between 7,897.10 and 7,832.

Covering-up of outstanding short positions by traders in view of the November expiry supported the recovery. Globally, premier stocks in Asia closed mixed with an upward bias while Europe was higher in late morning deals.

Back home, Tata Motors was back in demand and gained the most by rising 5.51 percent, followed by Sun Pharma (up 3.96 percent) after the company announced that it has shelved plans to invest in wind energy business in the US.

GAIL, ITC, M&M, RIL and Hero MotoCorp registered gains. Hindalco and Tata Steel rose up to 1.76 per cent as prices of base metal pack recovered at the London Metal Exchange. Vedanta held flat at Rs 90.30.

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