Equity benchmarks log gains for sixth sessions in row

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Equity benchmarks today logged gains for sixth sessions in a row in afternoon trade. Domestic indices climbed more than half a percent even as global cues were negative.

BSE Sensex gained 256 points to trade at 39,308 a short while ago. The NSE Nifty was also up 77 points at 11,664. The rupee, at the forex market, also appreciated by six paise to 71 rupees and 11 paise against the US dollar in afternoon deals. (AIR NEWS)