The 30-share barometer gained 114.04 points, or 0.51 percent, to 22,559.16. It had gone up by 41.23 points in the previous session.

The National Stock Exchange index Nifty was higher by 40.60 points, or 0.61 percent, at 6,739.95 in the morning trade.

Brokers said sentiments improved as buying by funds and retail investors picked up following overnight gains on US markets.

They said, however, absence of cues from the Asian region, after the closure of financial markets in Hong Kong and Japan  for public holidays, limited the gains on the domestic bourses.

Among oil and gas stocks, Reliance Industries was trading 0.66 percent higher at Rs 951.40, while ONGC up 1.16 percent at Rs 339.35.

US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.11 percent higher in Monday’s trade.


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