Mumbai: The BSE benchmark index Sensex on Tuesday rose by another 121.40 points in early trade on continued buying by funds and retailers amid a mixed trend in Asian markets.

The 30-share index rose further by 121.40 points, or 0.68 percent, to 17,828.71. It had gained nearly 844 points in the last five sessions.

The wide-based Nifty of the National Stock Exchange regained 5,400 points level to trade 51.70 points, or 0.96 percent, higher at 5,413.35 points.

Brokers said hopes of easing liquidity in the market fueled the uptrend.

In Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose by 0.13 percent while Japan's Nikkei Index down by 0.43 percent in early trade on Tuesday.