Rising for the seventh straight session, the 30-share index went past 28,000 mark after over three weeks by rising 122.45 points, or 0.44 percent, to 28,010.35.
    
The gauge had gained almost 680 points in the past six sessions.
    
All the sectoral indices, led by capital goods, metal and auto, were trading in positive zone with gains up to 1.18 percent.
    
On similar lines, the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 22.00 points, or 0.26 percent, to trade above the 8,400-level at 8,417.45.
    
Marketmen said apart from sustained capital inflows, encouraging manufacturing output data for December and hopes of further push to economic reforms buoyed trading sentiments.
    
Prominent gainers among the 30 Sensex stocks were L&T, Maruti Suzuki, M&M, NTPC, ONGC, RIL, Sesa Sterlite, Sun Pharma, Axis Bank, Bajaj Auto, BHEL, Cipla, Hero MotoCorp, Hindalco, Hind Unilever, TCS, Wipro, Tata Power and Tata Steel.
    
Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei fell 0.72 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.66 percent in morning trade on Monday.
    
US Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.06 percent higher in Friday's trade.

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