The NSE index Nifty also rose 9.55 points, or 0.14 percent, to trade at a fresh high of 6,827.20, surpassing the previous intra-day high of 6,825.45 reached on Monday.     

The 30-share index, which had gained over 487 points in the previous two sessions, climbed to another record of 22.812.36 by rising 47.53 points, or 0.20 percent.
    
All the sectoral indices, led by realty and capital goods, were trading in positive territory with gains up to 0.72 percent.
    
Brokers said sustained buying by funds and retail investors, driven by encouraging fourth quarter earnings by bluechip companies and positive economic factors, helped the Sensex and Nifty to scale life-time highs.
    
The BSE realty sector index gained the most by rising 0.72 percent, while capital goods sector index up 0.60 percent.
    
In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei rose 0.30 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.24 percent in morning trade on Tuesday.
    
US Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.25 percent higher in Monday's trade on the back of strong corporate earnings this season.

(Agencies)

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