The Sensex resumed higher at 22,486.73 and moved up further to 22,533.61 on good buying. However, it declined afterwards to 22,458.52 before quoting at 22,503.42 at 1010 hrs, still showing a modest gain of 18.49 points, or 0.08 percent, from its last close.
    
The NSE 50-share Nifty also moved up by 6.45 points, or 0.10 percent, to 6,739.55 at 1010 hrs.

Major gainers were Hindalco Ind (1.97 percent), Bharti Airtel (1.40 percent), SSLT (1.16 percent), SBI (1.15 percent), Tata Steel (1.15 percent), Tata Motors (1.14 percent), ICICI Bank (1.06 percent) and ITC (1.04 percent).
    
Meanwhile, Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 21.63 crore on Tuesday, as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.
    
Asian stocks gained in morning trade, as China reported data on economic growth for the January-March period which was better than estimated. Key benchmark indices in South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan were up between 0.01-2.26 percent.

(Agencies)

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