Sensex Rises Over 250 Points


Mumbai: The S&P BSE Sensex rose as much as 261.97 points to touch 41,377.35 in morning deals, and the broader NSE Nifty benchmark rose to as high as 12,179.05, up 72.15 points.

At 1:15 pm, the Sensex traded 259.17 points – or 0.63 per cent – higher at 41,374.55 while the Nifty was up 72.45 points – or 0.60 per cent – at 12,179.35.

Analysts say the markets are likely to remain volatile until the government presents the Union Budget on February 1, when it may also unveil more measures to lift growth.

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