The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 25.30 points or 0.28 per cent, to 9,161.70 points.
The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 29,575.66 points, traded at 29,483.04 points (at 9.22 a.m.) -- up 60.65 points or 0.21 per cent from the previous close at 29,422.39 points.
The Sensex has so far touched a high of 29,584.34 points and a low of 29,482.73 points during the intra-day trade.
The BSE market breadth was tilted in favour of the bulls -- with 1,184 advances and 325 declines.
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