The 30-share barometer reclaimed the 29,000-mark by rising 125.65 points, or 0.43 percent, to 29,005.03 with capital goods, realty, consumer durables, metal, power, FMCG and oil & gas sector stocks leading the gains. It had shed 5.83 points in volatile session on Friday.

The gauge has regained the 29,000-mark for the first time since March 13. On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty regained the 8,800-level by gaining 23.35 points, or 0.26 percent, to 8,803.70.

Brokers said buying activity picked up on positive IIP data as the country's industrial production grew at a 9-month high of 5 percent in February on improved mining and manufacturing activity coupled with larger off take of capital goods.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up by 0.44 percent, while Japan's Nikkei down by 0.13 percent in early trade.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.55 percent higher in Friday's trade.

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