Key benchmark indices drifted higher after an initial decline amid volatility. The market may remain volatile this week as traders roll over positions in the futures & options (F&O) segment from the near-month March 2015 to April 2015 series. The near month March 2015 derivatives contracts expire on Thursday.
The Sensex resumed lower at 28,209.33 and hovered in a range of 28,312.46 and 28,157.83 before quoting at 28,293.36 at 1030 hours, showing a rise of 101.34 points or 0.36 percent from its last close.

The NSE 50-share Nifty also gained by 20.10 points or 0.24 percent to 8,571.00 at 1030 hours. Major gainers were, SSLT by (1.81 percent), HDFC by (1.63 percent), BhartiAirtel 1.34 percent, BHEL by 1.33 percent, Sun Pharma by 1.27 percent, M&M by 1.10 percent and Dr Reddy by 1.08 percent.
However, Hindalco fell by 1.29 percent, followed by HeroMotoco by 1.02 percent, Tata Motors by 0.76 percent, HUL by 0.67percent , Infosys by 0.63 and ONGC by 0.37  percent.
Meanwhile, Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 417.41 crore and domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 403.91 crore on Monday, as per provisional data of the stock exchanges.
Asian stocks edged lower in early trade after a preliminary March reading of Chinese manufacturing activity dropped to an 11-month low.
Key benchmark indices in South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan fell by 0.12 percent to 1.35 percent. Indices in Singapore and Indonesia rose by 0.14 percent to 0.25 percent.

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