The 30-share index, which had gained 37.27 points in the previous session, rose further 162.03 points, or 0.58  percent, to 27,711.56, with healthcare, consumer durables, IT, technology and auto sectors staying in the limelight.

Also, the NSE Nifty regained the 8,400-level, jumping 53.35 points, or 0.63 per cent, to 8,409.20. Brokers said sustained buying by investors driven by easing inflation, better-than-expected industrial output
data and global crude falling to over a six-year low buoyed sentiment.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.15 percent and Shanghai Composite index rose 0.68 percent while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.37 percent in morning trade today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.03 percent higher in yesterday's trade.


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