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After staying under 20,000 for most part of the trade, the 30-share BSE index closed with a gain of 43.84 points at 20,168.89. The NSE index Nifty, too, rose 13.30 points at 6,075.95.

NSE and BSE would hold the new session between 9 am and 9.15 am, and the normal market will now open at 9.15 am, instead of at 9 am as it does now.
The 30-share BSE benchmark jumped 484 points - the highest in last six months - on sustained capital flows amid firm global cues.
Auto, metals and energy stocks contributed the most to the gains in the 30-share BSE barometer, ending the day at 20,339.89, up 0.44 per cent.
The 30-share Bombay Stock Exchange barometre closed at 20,315.32 points, as recent gainers like realty, software exporting and financial stocks tumbled.
On the first day of trade on the Bombay Stock Exchange, shares of the media and entertainment firm opened 21.91 per cent higher, at Rs 213.35.
Sparsh BPO Services says its board has approved a proposal of the promoters to delist from the BSE by acquiring entire 25.06 per cent holding from shareholders.
The 30-share barometer lost 65.06 points to close at 20,250.26 points. The index shuttled between 20,409.19 and 20,145.74 points during the day.
The 30-share index shot up 135.37 points to close at 20,543.08, a level not seen since Jan 2008, as foreign funds bought more equities in the 24th straight-session.