Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: The Sensex soared past the crucial 40,000-mark on Wednesday, after buzz around PSU disinvestment and telecom relief package lifted sentiments. The Sensex closed 220 points higher at 40,051, while the Nifty ended near the 11,900-mark. SBI, TCS, ITC, Bharti Airtel were among the major gainers, closing up to 3.5% higher. The Narendra Modi-led government has constituted a committee of secretaries to explore a financial bailout package for the telecom sector by lowering spectrum charges as well as ending the era of free mobile phone calls and dirt cheap data as companies look at the government for avoiding payment of thousands of crores of rupees in overdue statutory levies. The Committee of Secretaries, headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, has been asked to examine “all aspects” of “financial stress” faced by service providers such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone-Idea and suggest measures to mitigate them, PTI reported citing sources in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said. According to an exclusive report by ET Now, the government may make further announcements with respect to disinvestment. Yesterday, Sensex and Nifty soared to a 4-month high in the second session of Samvat 2076 as the buzz around equity tax rationalisation and other positive global factors lifted sentiments. The Sensex closed 582 points higher at 39,831 while the Nifty hit the 11,800-mark for the 1st time since July 5. We bring to you highlights.