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Sensex recovers another 400 pts


INDIA-BUDGETIt was another good day on Dalal Street with the benchmark gaining 400 points to close at 14,253, as investor confidence was boosted by strong results by two U.S firms.

The Nifty index rallied 122 points to close above the 4,200 mark.

Reliance Industries led the benchmark’s rise with a 3.5 percent jump. L&T’s rise of 4.1 percent also gave support.

The top Sensex gainers were Hindalco Industries (up 8.2 percent) and JP Associates (up 7.7 percent). Infosys (down 0.8 percent) was the only index component to close in the red.

All sectors ended with decent gains on BSE, with the realty index adding 8 percent and the metal index gaining 5.6 percent.