Positive global cues, along with healthy macro-economic data and expectation of a normal monsoon, lifted the Indian equity markets to record closing as well as intra-day highs on Tuesday.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), which crossed the 9,500-mark for the first time during the mid-afternoon trade session, provisionally closed at a new high of 9,512.25 points -- up 66.85 points or 0.71 per cent.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE gained by 260.48 points or 0.86 per cent, to provisionally close at 30,582.60 points -- a new closing high.
According to market observers, healthy buying was witnessed in automobile, banking and IT stocks.
On May 11, the benchmark indices touched record intra-day highs, as well as new 52-week highs.
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