The 30-share index gained 60.89 points, or 0.31 percent, to trade at 19,962.96 points in morning trade with auto, consumer durables, IT and realty sector stocks leading the rise. It had rallied over 522 points in the past two sessions. On the similar lines, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up 12.00 points, or 0.20 percent, to 5,921.70.

Brokers said sustained buying by funds as well as retail investors took place as the partial US government shutdown eased fears about the Federal Reserve tapering its monetary stimulus programme soon. Stocks of Jet Airways turned buyers' fancy and shot up by 3.60 percent to Rs 400.50 after the Union Cabinet on Thursday night cleared its proposed sale of 24 percent equity to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad.

In the Asian region, the Japan's Nikkei fell 0.90 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.72 percent in morning trade. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.90 percent lower in Thursday’s trade.


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