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INDIA STOCKS/CLOSEThe Sensex closed 25 points up on Thursday after paring early gains, as worries about the economy and political uncertainty weighed on investor confidence.

The benchmark gained 1.2 percent in early trade, but lost ground on profit taking and closed at 9,001.

Top Sensex gainers included Sun Pharma, HDFC and Sterlite Industries, which rose in the range of 2.3 to 4.1 percent.

The BSE Realty Index was the best performer amongst sectors, ending 2.4 percent higher.