The 30-share barometer rose by 117.10 points, or 0.56 percent, to 20,825.72. The index had lost 151.24 points in the previous session. Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 25.65 points, or 0.42 percent, to 6,192.30.

Brokers said rebound in heavy-weight Reliance Industries and sugar sector stocks helped trading sentiments to improve. Stock of Reliance Industries shot up by 1.45 percent to Rs 866.95 after the government on Thursday decided to allow company to double the price of natural gas from April provided the firm gave a bank guarantee.

Sugar company stocks were turned buyers' fancy following government's decision to provide interest-free loans of Rs 6,600 crore to cash-starved sugar mills to make payments to cane farmers. Among sugar stocks, Shree Renuka sugar gained 1.01 percent to Rs 19.95, Balrampur Chinni mills was up 1.52 percent, to Rs 46.85, Dhampur Sugar by 3.10 percent to Rs 36.55 and Rana Sugar by 3.05 percent to Rs 2.70.

Meanwhile, Japan's Nikkei was down 79 points, while Hong Kong's Hang seng index was up 15.43 points percent in morning trade on Friday. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.07 percent in Thursday's trade.

(Agencies)

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