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Week ends on strong note, Sensex gains 2.3 pct


Investors were relieved as markets ended with strong gains on the last trading day of the week, tracking rises in Asian bourses. The BSE Sensex gained over 200 points to close at 9301.

Gains were led by heavyweights like Reliance Industries, up 4.4 percent; ICICI Bank, up 4 percent, and Infosys Technologies which rose 2.1 percent.

Amongst sectors, the Oil & Gas Index was the top performer, gaining over 3 percent helped mainly by a jump in Reliance Industries.

Some realty stocks rallied today. Puravankara surged by 17.2 percent while Parsvnath Developers was up 12.3 percent.