Sensex rises over 500 points in opening trade; Nifty above 15,000

NEW DELHI: Equity indices jumped in opening trade on Monday with benchmark BSE sensex rising over 500 points amid positive global cues.
The 30-share BSE index was up 535 points or 1.05 per cent at 51,316; while the broader NSE Nifty trading 159 points or 1.06 per cent higher at 15,140.
Axis Bank, ONGC, IndusInd bank, kotak Bank, SBI, Infosys and TCS were the top gainers in sensex pack rising as much as 3.27 per cent.
While Nestle India, Asian Paints and Ultra Cemco were trading up to 0.62 per cent lower.
In previous session, equity benchmark sensex soared 1,030 points and the Nifty rallied over 270 points.
Stocks markets extended trading hours by one and half hour on Wednesday after a technical glitch forced NSE to halt trading during the day.
However, the broader markets were not impacted as communication lines at BSE remained operational.
Tracking the rally in the broader market, the total market capitalisation of BSE listed companies jumped by Rs 2,60,576.03 crore to Rs 2,03,98,816.57 crore at the end of the trading session.
The finance ministry allowed all private sector banks to participate in government-related business like collection of taxes, pension payments and small savings schemes.
(With inputs from agencies)

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