The 30-share barometer rose 170.86 points, or 0.64 percent, to 26,857.37. The gauge had gained 315.53 points in the past three straight sessions.

Stocks of Hind Unilever, Tata Steel, Cipla, Infosys, Coal India, Dr Reddy's, HDFC, Hero MotoCorp, Wipro, Bharti Airtel, TCS and Sun Pharma were trading in the positive zone with gains up to 2.31 percent.

The NSE Nifty too advanced 45.25 points, or 0.56 percent, to trade at 8,092.5.

Brokers said continued buying by investors following reports of above-normal progress in monsoon so far and narrowing of trade deficit to a three-month low in May lifted market sentiment.

A firming trend in other Asian markets, tracking overnight gains in US markets ahead of an outcome of Federal Reserve policy meet, too supported the upside in the domestic markets here, they said.

Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.24 percent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.32 percent in morning trade today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.64 percent higher in yesterday's trade.

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