The 30-share barometer, which had gained 33.25 points in the previous choppy session, rose further 95.06 points, or 0.34 percent, to 27,659.72.
    
Besides, value-buying in consumer durables, oil and gas, auto, technology, capital goods and power positively swayed trading sentiment.
    
Also, the NSE Nifty gained 27.40 points, or 0.33 percent, to 8,362.00. Brokers said that apart from the short covering as Thursday is the last trading session of May expiry in the derivatives space, a firming trend at other Asian bourses following record closing at the US markets buoyed sentiment here.
    
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng firmed up 0.29 percent while Japan's Nikkei turned higher by 0.57 percent in morning trade on Thursday.

US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.67 percent higher in Wednesday's trade.

 

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