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Sensex climbs 3.4 pct to cross 10,000 mark

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The Sensex jumped 335 points on Thursday to cross the 10,000 mark, driven by strong global markets and short covering in monthly derivative contracts.

There was positive sentiment in most Asian markets, which are seen to influence the Indian benchmark, after U.S. economic data showed that stimulus measures were starting to take effect.INDIA-BUDGET

The Indian rally was led mostly by capital goods (up 5.4 percent), power (up 4.02 percent), metals (up 3.9 percent) and banking stocks (up 3.3 percent).

The top gainers included Tata Motors (up 7.9 percent), Tata Steel (up 5 percent), L&T (up 6.1 percent) and Reliance Industries (up 2.1 percent).

Sensex gains in choppy trade

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The Sensex ended nearly 200 points up on Wednesday as investors covered positions ahead of the monthly derivatives expiry.

The session was volatile throughout the day, with the benchmark gaining momentum towards the close of the trade.

Sensex pares gains on profit booking

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The Sensex ended 21.38 points down on Tuesday, erasing early gains of as much as 2.9 percent, as investors took profits after the market had risen more than 13 percent over the past two weeks.

Selling was seen in ONGC (down 2 percent), Reliance Communication (down 3.9 percent), Infosys (down nearly 1 percent) and Jaiprakash Associates (down 6.7 percent), while ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and SBI were among the top gainers, rising 6.3 pct, 2.4 pct and 1.09 pct respectively.INDIA-STOCKS/

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