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Global cues buoy equities, Sensex up by 230 points

Special hour-long "Muhurat" trade session saw the key equity indices gain

Mumbai.

Positive global cues pushed the key Indian equity markets higher during the special "Muhurat" trade session on Wednesday.

The special hour-long session held every year on Diwali day saw the key equity index — S&P BSE Sensex — make gains during the initial phase of the trade.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) gained 231.87 points during the period.

The S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 35,301.88 points, traded at 35,223.78 points (at 5.45 p.m.) — up 231.87 points or 0.66 per cent from Tuesday’s close at 34,991.91 points.

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