TCS, Tata Motors, Bharti Airtel, Lupin and Sun Pharma rallied more than 2 per cent while HDFC was only loser. Lupin advanced 2.82 per cent to settle at Rs 563.70 after it received nod from the U.S. health regulator to market its Flucytosine capsules used for treatment of fungal infections.
The shut down trading in the futures & options (F&O) segment at 9:55am.
National Stock Exchange was under fire on Monday for halting trading for three hours in the morning due to a technical snag. They gained up to 1.58 per cent in their stock values. On NSE, over 23,000 shares of BSE got traded on the counter within just 30 minutes.
The Sensex surged by over 355 points to record a new closing high of 31,715.64, pushing up investor wealth rose by Rs 1,45,731.93 crore from the previous close on Friday.
However, as the technical issues persisted, there was a delay in resumption of normal trading. Gains in today's session were led by IT shares. There have been several notable trade disruptions on the United States stock exchanges as well, including one on Nasdaq, which, ironically is known for listing technology companies.
"Covering-up of short positions helped lift the index too".
The exchange had also said that in the F&O segment, members would be given a 15-minute window to cancel their outstanding orders and the window was to be available from 1215-1229 hours.
In Asian markets, the blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.1 per cent, while the Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.2 per cent to 3,212.63 points on investors awaiting fresh catalysts ahead of a burst of data due over the next week. "We are carrying out an internal review of the technical glitch", he said.