Rising for the third straight day, the 30-share barometer surged 67.31 points, or 0.27 percent, to 24,925.90 with stocks of consumer durables, realty, capital goods and auto sectors leading the rise.     

The index had gained over 641 points in last two trading sessions.
    
On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty continued its winning streak and rose 11.40 points, or 0.15 percent, to 7,427.25.
    
Brokers said that trading sentiments remained bullish as the central bank, in its second bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2014-15 on Tuesday, unlocked about Rs 40,000 crore of banking fund by reducing SLR to 22.5 percent.
    
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 0.29 percent while Japan's Nikkei gained 0.22 percent in morning trade on Wednesday.
    
US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.13 percent lower in Tuesday's trade.

(Agencies)

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