Overnight rally of the US markets and a mixed trend at other Asian markets in the opening trade today also supported the pace.

1. The 30-share index, which had gained 393.66 points in the past four sessions, advanced by 87.01 points, or 0.33 percent, at 26,256.42 with sectoral indices like metal, oil & gas, consumer durables, healthcare and PSU trading in the positive terrain.

2. On similar lines, the 50-share NSE Nifty moved up by 24.40 points, or 0.30 percent, to 7,979.30.

3. Brokers said continued buying by participants, backed by India's growth data of 7.4 percent in the July-September quarter.

4. RBI adopting an accommodative stance by leaving rates unchanged at its fifth bi-monthly policy review yesterday helped the domestic markets.

5. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.95 percent higher in yesterday's trade.

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