The key benchmark indices were seen holding strong gains on Thursday led by buying interest in auto, banking and IT shares.
Sectorally, Nifty auto and IT indices led gains. Nifty Bank, Financials also held notable gains, while FMCG and oil & gas pockets were marginally in green.
Among stocks, Bajaj Auto rose 3 per cent after the company said its board will meet on Monday to further deliberate on the previously deferred share buyback plan. Auto major Maruti hit a three-month high on hopes of improved outlook. READ MORE