Sensex kisses 14, 000 mark
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Sensex kisses 14, 000 mark

The 30-share index scales 14,028.47 points in the first five minutes of trading. Track Sensex LIVE

india Updated: Dec 05, 2006 12:52 IST

The BSE benchmark Sensex crossed yet another landmark on Tuesday, touching 14,000 points on sustained buying in blue-chip stocks by funds, triggered by global trends.

The 30-share index, Sensex, which rose by over 29 points on Monday, gained another 154.14 points at 14,028.47 points in the first five minutes of trade.

It took just 26 sessions to reach the landmark of 14,000 mark from 13,000 points. The Sensex had touched the 13,000 mark on October 30.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty was also up by 32.20 points at 4,033.20.

Major support came in from heavyweights like BHEL, Reliance Industries, Reliance Energy, ACC, Grasim Industries, Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Auto, Maruti Udyog, Tata Motors, Hero Honda, Reliance Communications, Tata Steel, Larsen and Toubro, TCS, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Ranbaxy Lab.

First Published: Dec 05, 2006 10:35 IST