Muhurat trading: Sensex rises 296 points; Nifty settles at 17,917

NEW DELHI: Equity indices started Samvat 2078 on a positive note on Thursday with both the sensex and Nifty registering gains across all sectors.
The 30-share BSE sensex jumped 296 points or 0.49 per cent to close at 60,068; while the broader NSE Nifty rose 88 points or 0.49 per cent to settle at 17,917.
Markets conduct a special one-hour muhurat trading session every year on Diwali to mark the beginning of the new Hindu calendar year.
It is believed that muhurat trading brings prosperity and wealth throughout the year.
Top gainers in the sensex pack included M&M, ITC, Bajaj Auto, L&T, Kotak Bank and Sun Pharma with their shares rising as much as 3.13 per cent.
While ICICI Bank, Ultra Cemco, Asian Paints and Dr Reddy’s were the only laggards falling up to 0.69 per cent.
On the NSE platform, all sub-indices finished in green with Nifty Media, PSU Bank and Auto gaining as much as 1.48 per…

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