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Sensex climbs 146.98 points to 61,876.66 in early trading; Clever up to 55.3 points at 18,258.70


IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel, Nestlé, Asian Paints, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank lagged behind.

Mumbai:

Benchmark equity indices rose in early trading on Monday amid a rally in Asian markets and buying in index heavyweights, computer meters and Reliance Industries.

The 30-stock Sensex BSE climbed 146.98 points to 61,876.66 in early trading. The NSE Nifty rose 55.3 points to 18,258.70.

Among companies Sensex, NTPC, Power Grid, Wipro, Infosys, Sun Pharma, Larsen & Toubro, Tech Mahindra, Reliance Industries, Tata Consultancy Services, Titan, ITC and State Bank of India were the top winners.

IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel, Nestlé, Asian Paints, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank lagged behind.

In Asian markets, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong were trading in positive territory.

The US market ended slightly lower on Friday.

Meanwhile, the global crude oil benchmark Brent fell 0.87% to $74.92 a barrel.

The Sensex climbed 297.94 points or 0.48% to settle at 61,729.68 on Friday. The Nifty advanced 73.45 points or 0.41% to end at 18,203.40.

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) offloaded shares worth Rs 113.46 crore on Friday after remaining buyers for several days, according to data from the exchange.

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