Samavt 2072 begins on a positive note; Sensex gains 145 points

Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Samvat 2072, marking the start of the Hindu New Year, began on a positive note for Indian equities at a special trading session held on Wednesday.

Held every year on Diwali day, the special trading session saw both the bellwether indices of the Indian equities markets make initial gains.

The 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) made gains during the period under review. It was higher by 47.10 points or 0.61 percent at 7,830.45 points.

Furthermore, the 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) augmented during the initial trading period.

The S&P BSE Sensex, which opened 25,934.90 points, was trading at 25,888.49 points (5.50 p.m.) — up 145.23 points or 0.56 percent from the previous day’s close at 25,743.26 points.

The Sensex so far touched a high of 25,944.93 points and a low of 25,857.40 points during the intra-session trade.

The S&P BSE Sensex had closed the previous day’s trade down 392 points or 1.50 percent.

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