The 30-share index, which had gained 101.48 points in the previous three sessions, rose further by 127.87 points, or 0.63 percent, to 20,438.61, with stocks of healthcare, realty and metal sectors leading the rise.

All the sectoral indices were trading in the positive zone with gains up to 1.18 percent. The National Stock Exchange index Nifty gained 34.40 points, or 0.57 percent, to 6,070.70.

Marketmen said sustained buying by funds amid a firming trend in other Asian bourses, following overnight gains on US markets ahead of the release of crucial jobs data, influenced the trading sentiment.

In Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose by 0.35 percent, while Japan's Nikkei was up by 1.64 percent in morning trade. US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.22 percent higher in Thursday's trade.


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