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BSE Power Index gains

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The sun sets behind electric pylons in Allahabad February 22, 2006. REUTERS/Jitendra PrakashPower stocks posted decent gains on Tuesday, sending the power index up 1.15 percent to the top of the sectoral gainers list.

ABB shares topped the index, closing 4.6 percent higher, followed by Siemens which gained 3.7 percent.

JSW Energy, GVK Power and Adani Power were among the stocks on the losing side.

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ICICI Bank leads Sensex decline

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The BSE Sensex ended 0.85 percent down on Tuesday, as investors saw an opportunity to book profits after the market rallied 13.4 percent over the past five sessions.INDIA-STOCKS/6PCT

The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day high of 15,234 to an intra-day low of 14,955 and closed 128 points lower at 15,062.

Sensex gains in choppy trade

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The stock market was choppy today as slipping Asian stocks and weak U.S. manufacturing data sparked profit-taking.

Asian stocks fell for a second day after weak U.S. factory data and news of record job losses in Europe raised concerns about the world economy.

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