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Sensex up 258 points at close

business Updated: Apr 21, 2008 17:03 IST
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The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex closed the day with a gain of nearly 258 points on good buying support in metal, banking and consumer durable counters.

The 30-share Sensex advanced by 258.13 points, or 1.57 per cent, at 16,739.33 to end the day.

The index touched the day's high of 16,778.69 and a low of 16,611.41 points.

The wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose also by 78.60 points at 5m037.00 points. It touched the day's high of 5053.40 and a low of 4955.90 points, as the index heaviest Reliance Industries was volatile and recorded handsome gains after it formed a retail partnership with Marks and Spencer Group.

On BSE, Metal sector index rose the most by 553.56 points at 15,214.69, followed by Banking index by 284.88 points at 8580.72.

Consumer durable index rose by 137.37 points at 4356.38.