The 30-share barometer moved up by 50.17 points, or 0.17 percent, at 29,094.61 with banking, power, FMCG, consumer durables, capital goods, realty, PSU and oil & gas sector stocks, leading the rise.

The gauge had gained 165.06 points in the previous session on Monday as stock markets remained closed on Tuesday on account of "Ambedkar Jayanti".
    
Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 10.80 points, or 0.12 percent, at 8,844.80.
    
Brokers said buying activity gathered momentum after retail inflation eased to three-month low of 5.17 percent in March from 5.37 percent in February. Besides, a slightly better trend at other Asian markets influenced trading sentiments here, they said.
    
Meanwhile, Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) bought shares worth Rs 417.01 crore on Monday, while Domestic Institutional Investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 46.42 crore, as per provisional data available with stock exchanges.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up by 0.08 percent, while Japan's Nikkei gained 0.02 percent in early trade.
    
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.33 percent higher in Tuesday's trade.

Latest News  from Business News Desk