The first trading session of Samvat 2070 year ended on a positive note on Sunday with the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty settling at new all-time closing high of 21,239.36 and 6,317.35 respectively, extending gains for the fifth straight session.
Buying was mainly seen across-the-board as 12 out of BSE 13 sectoral indices closed in the green locking gains of between 0.1 per cent and 0.78 per cent. The BSE Bankex, however, ended with a fall of 0.12 per cent.
The Bombay Stock Exchange 30-share barometer resumed strong at 21,278.08. It hit a new intra-day record high of 21,321.53, before paring some gains to settle at an historic closing high of 21,239.36 -- a rise of 42.55 points.
The 50-share Nifty of the NSE also recorded its an all-time closing high of 6,317.35, surpassing its previous closing high of 6,312.45 registered on November 5, 2010.
The Nifty, however, failed to cross its an all-time intra-day high of 6,357.10 logged on January 1, 2008. On Sunday, it touched a high of 6,342.95.
The BSE Sensex rose 0.2 per cent on Friday, after earlier hitting a record high of 21,293.88 points, which surpassed the previous record set on January 10, 2008. The broader Nifty rose 0.1 per cent.
The benchmark 10-year bond yield closed 8 basis points higher at 8.70 per cent, while the partially convertible rupee closed at 61.74/75 per dollar compared with 61.50/51 on Thursday.