The 30-share index, which had gained 392.41 points in the last two sessions, rose further by 55.89 points, or 0.26 percent, to 21,156.92 with capital goods, realty, IT, oil & gas and consumer durables sector stocks leading the rise.

The wide-based Nifty of the National Stock Exchange moved up by 16.45 points, or 0.26 percent, to 6,300.95. Brokers said a firming trend on other Asian bourses following overnight gains at US markets in response to another set of upbeat consumer data mainly buoyed the trading sentiment.

In other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose by 1.00 percent, while Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.79 percent in morning trade on Tuesday. US Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.45 percent to close at another new high in Monday's trade.

(Agencies)

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