The 30-share index, which had gained 1,136 points in the previous three sessions, added 148.37 points, or 0.56 percent, at 26,515.05 in early trade on fresh buying by participants as the June derivatives series got under way.

All sectoral indices led by oil and gas, healthcare and PSU were trading in the green, rising up to 1.91 percent.

On similar lines, the NSE Nifty topped 8,100 by rising 43 points, or 0.53 percent, at 8,112.65.

Brokers said creation of fresh long positions in the F&O segment and sustained foreign fund inflows kept up tempo.

Improving prospects of an economic recovery and forecast of a better-than-average monsoon just added it up.
A mixed trend at other Asian markets and an appreciating rupee against the dollar triggered buying on domestic bourses too.

Japan's Nikkei gained 0.44 percent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.31 percent in morning trade today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.13 percent lower in yesterday's trade.

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