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Sensex rises 269 points, Nifty closes above 10,850; Sun Pharma, Bajaj Finance, Vedanta top gainers

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Sensex rises 269 points, Nifty closes above 10,850; Sun Pharma, Bajaj Finance, Vedanta top gainers

While the Sensex closed 269 points higher at 36,076, Nifty ended 80 points in the green at 10,859. Top Sensex losers were TCS (O.71%), Bajaj Auto (0.47%) and Bharti Airtel (0.05%).

The Sensex and Nifty closed higher for the third consecutive session buoyed by a surge in global markets with banking and consumer durables stocks lending support to the benchmark indices.

While the Sensex closed 269 points higher at 36,076, Nifty ended 80 points in the green at 10,859.

Earlier in the day, the Sensex rose 325 points to 36,126 and the Nifty gained 97 points to 10,877.

Sun Pharma (2.98%), Bajaj Finance (2.13%) and Vedanta (1.76%) were the top Sensex gainers.

Top Sensex losers were TCS (O.71%), Bajaj Auto (0.47%) and Bharti Airtel (0.05%).