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Positive global cues pushed the key Indian equity indices higher during the early morning trade session on Tuesday.
According to market observers, positive Asian indices and healthy buying in automobile and pharma sectors aided in the equity markets' rise.
At 9.40 a.m., the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), traded 70 points or 0.22 per cent higher.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made gains.
It traded 23.70 points or 0.24 per cent higher at 10,012.45 points.
The Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 31,910.82 points, traded at 31,917.10 points (at 9.40 a.m.), higher by 70.21 points or 0.22 per cent from Monday's close at 31,846.89 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 31,957.61 points and a low of 31,905.93 points in the intra-day trade so far.
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