Indian share market benchmarks Bombay Stock Exchange Sensex and broader NSE Nifty 50 were trading in gains on Thursday, a day of the weekly F&O expiry day.
The BSE Sensex was up 80 points at 54,600 while the NSE Nifty 50 up 30 points at 16,312.
Besides Nifty Pharma and Nifty Healthcare, all the sectoral indices were trading in the green.
Power Grid Corporation of India was the top index gainer, surging nearly 3 percent followed by ITC, M&M, Bajaj Finance, ICICI Bank, Bajaj-Auto, HDFC Bank were among the other gainers.
Dr Reddy’s Labs, Sun Pharma, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Asian Paints, IndusInd Bank, Britannia Industries, Bajaj Finserv and Kotak Mahindra Bank were among top index laggards.
In the Asian Market, Japan’s Nikkei was trading 100 points stronger in the early morning trade on Thursday.