BSE Sensex posts first gain of 2014, rises 36 points

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The broader, 50-share CNX Nifty on the National Stock Exchange added 12.35 points, or 0.20 per cent, to 6,174.60. Reuters The broader, 50-share CNX Nifty on the National Stock Exchange added 12.35 points, or 0.20 per cent, to 6,174.60. Reuters
SummaryThe 30-share S&P BSE Sensex opened higher on the back of firm Asian cues.

domestic market, 15 Sensex shares rose, led by Coal India 4.77 pc, Cipla 3.38 pc, GAIL India 2.49 pc, Tata Power 1.82 pc and Dr Reddy's Lab 1.62 pc.

Larsen & Toubro dropped 2.03 pc, followed by Axis Bank 1.74 pc, Sesa Sterlite 1.67 pc, BHEL 1.33 pc and ONGC 1.09 pc.

Among the S&P BSE sectoral indices, Healthcare rose 1.04 pc and Auto 0.71 pc, while Capital Goods dropped 1.35 pc and Consumer Durables 0.58 pc.

The market breadth remained positive as 1,503 stocks gained and 1,072 fell. Total turnover was almost stable at Rs 2,353.84 crore.

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