The National Stock Exchange index Nifty crossed the 8,000-level for the first time and surged to trade at a new peak of 8,018.65, up by 64.30 points, or 0.80 percent. Its previous all-time high was 7,968.25 hit on August 25.
    
Besides, a mixed trend in the Asian region also influenced trading sentiments.
    
Extending its winning-spree for the seventh session, the 30-share barometer spurted by 174.58 points, or 0.65 per cent, to trade at a new life-time high of 26,812.69, surpassing its earlier record of 26,674.38 reached on August 28.

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For the very first time ever NSE breached the 8,000-mark on Monday with previous all-time high was on August 25
30-share barometer spurted by 174.58 points, or 0.65 per cent, to trade at a new life-time high
Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.15 percent, while Japan's Nikkei gained 0.19 percent
Sectoral indices led by consumer durables, capital goods and banking, were trading in positive zone
BSE Sensex logged a new peak of 26,812.69 in the morning trade on Monday
In the previous six sessions, the gauge has rallied by 323.96 points. All the sectoral indices led by consumer durables, capital goods and banking, were trading in positive zone with gains up to 0.91 percent.
    
Sentiments turned bullish as buying activity gathered momentum after India's economic growth rate improved to two-and-half year high of 5.7 percent in the April-June quarter, brokers said.
    
Larsen & Toubro, Hindalco, SBI, Maruti Suzuki, ICICI Bank, Reliance Ind, HeroMoto, Bharti Airtel, Dr Reddy, Bajaj Auto, Coal India, Tata Motors, TCS, Tata Steel, Infosys and Wipro were among prominent gainers that supported the indices to hit record highs.
    
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.15 percent, while Japan's Nikkei gained 0.19 percent in the morning trade on Monday.

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