In the mid-day session, Indian equity benchmarks remained buoyant, with frontline gauges edging closer to critical 17,150 (Nifty) and 57,200 (Sensex) levels. 

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Asian markets were trading mixed with Nikkei 225 surging 109.33 points or 0.41% to 26,700.11, KOSPI rose 12.44 points or 0.47% to 2,669.57, Taiwan Weighted strengthened 23.89 points or 0.14% to 16,644.79 and Hang Seng was up by 125.67 points or 0.63% to 19,995.01.

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On the flip side; Jakarta Composite lost 18.42 points or 0.26% to 7,197.56, Straits Times fell 7.53 points or 0.23% to 3,332.06 and Shanghai Composite was down by 25.41 points or 0.87% to 2,903.10.

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The Sensex is presently trading at 57,179.81, up 600 points or 1.06% from a low of 57,066.24 and a high of 57,333.49. On the index, 29 equities advanced while only one company declined.

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The broader indices were trading in green with the BSE Midcap index rising 1.47%, while the Small cap index was up by 1.01%. The top gaining sectoral indices on the BSE were Auto up by 2.30%, Realty up by 2.20%, Power up by 2.02%, Utilities up by 1.85% and FMCG was up by 1.63%, while there were no losing sectoral indices on the BSE.

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The top gainers on the Sensex were Mahindra & Mahindra up by 3.78%, Indusind Bank up by 3.46%, Bajaj Finance up by 2.53%, SBI up by 2.38% and Hindustan Unilever was up by 1.74%. On the flip side, Asian Paints down by 0.05% was the only loser.

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The Nifty is presently trading at 17,144.10, up 190.15 points or 1.12% after trading in a range of 17,110.30 and 17,181.85. On the index, 46 equities advanced while only four stocks declined.

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The top gainers on Nifty were Hero MotoCorp up by 3.73%, Mahindra & Mahindra up by 3.73%, Bajaj Auto up by 3.71%, Adani Ports up by 3.57% and Indusind Bank was up by 3.52%. On the flip side, ONGC was down by 1.62%, Apollo Hospital was down by 0.78%, Hindalco was down by 0.40% and Asian Paints was down by 0.02% were the top losers.