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The domestic equity markets started on a positive note on Tuesday’s trading session as national elections’ third and largest phase began this morning.

In the early trade, the S&P BSE Sensex rose as much as 183.9 points to hit 38,829.08 and the NSE Nifty50 jumped by 47.2 points to touch 11,641.65.

As on 9:19 am, the 30-share Sensex traded at 38,760.02, with a gain of 114.84 points, and the broader Nifty index was at 11,607.65, up 13.20 points.

Gaining between 0.73% and 2.26%, Zee Entertainment, Cipla, Reliance Industries, and Bharti Airtel were the top gainers on Nifty pack.

On the flipside, HDFC Bank and Reliance Industries were the top advancers on the Sensex index.

Equities in Asian markets were lightly changed on Tuesday. The MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded flat and Japan’s Nikkei edged up 0.2%.

After a long Easter weekend, many markets around the world remained closed on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Sensex finished 1.26% or 495 points down at 38,645.18, while the 50-scrip Nifty plunges 158 points or 1.35% to shut shop at 11,594.

(Harleen Sandhu)

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