The 30-share index, which had gained 430.51 points in past two sessions, rose further by 74.19 points, or 0.28 percent, to 26,504.04 with stocks of consumer durables, metals, power, banking, IT and healthcare sectors moving up.

The National Stock Exchange index Nifty also moved up by 21.80 points, or 0.28 percent, to 7,901.20.

Brokers said continued buying by funds and investors, after the government yesterday announced more reforms and recommended promulgation of an Ordinance to facilitate e-auction of coal blocks for private companies for captive use and allot mines directly to state and central PSUs, influenced sentiments.

Besides, revival of buying by foreign funds after remaining sellers for several sessions, supported the upside in stock prices, they said.

Among other Asian markets, Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.04 percent while Japan's Nikkei shed  0.72 percent in early trade.

US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.12 percent higher in yesterday's trade.

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