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Sensex rises 154 points, crosses 16,000-mark

business Updated: Feb 09, 2010 15:48 IST

A benchmark index of Indian equities shot up on Tuesday afternoon to rule 154 points higher than its last close, after trading sluggishly during the morning session.

At 1.54 pm, the 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 15,940.73 points, was ruling at 16,089.86 points, up 154.25 points or 0.96 per cent from its previous close at 15,935.61 points.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty was at 4,804.5 points, against the previous close at 4,760.4 points, a gain of 0.93 per cent or 44.1 points.

Broader markets were still sluggish with the BSE midcap index up 0.3 per cent and the BSE small cap index trading 0.46 per cent higher.