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Stock market update: Mining stocks up as market rises

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NEW DELHI: Mining shares closed higher in the Wednesday’s session.

Lexus Granito(up 4.96%), NMDC Ltd(up 3.55%), Pokarna(up 2.00%), Aro Granite Industries(up 1.57%), 20 Microns(up 1.53%), Madhav Marbles and Granites(up 0.61%), KIOCL(up 0.53%), Coal India(up 0.50%) and MOIL(up 0.09%) stood among the top gainers.

Oriental Trimex(down 9.69%), Orissa Minerals Development Company(down 1.58%), Ashapura Minechem(down 0.14%) and Gujarat Mineral Dvpt Corporation(down 0.12%) were among the top losers of the day.

The NSE Nifty50 index ended 156.6 points up at 18212.35, while the 30-share BSE Sensex closed up 533.15 points at 61150.04.

Mahindra & Mahindra(up 4.65%), Bharti Airtel(up 3.8%), Reliance Industries(up 2.67%), IndusInd Bank(up 2.57%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation(up 2.49%), Hindalco Industries(up 2.39%), HDFC LIFE INSURANCE(up 2.29%), JSW Steel(up 1.76%), ICICI Bank(up 1.62%) and Tata Steel(up 1.5%) stood among the top gainers in the Nifty pack.

On the other hand, Titan Company Ltd(down 1.52%), Tata Consultancy(down 1.43%), Shree Cement(down 1.19%), Britannia Industries(down 1.15%), Cipla(down 1.06%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation(down 0.63%), HDFC Bank(down 0.59%), Divis Laboratories(down 0.52%), Wipro(down 0.4%) and Tech Mahindra(down 0.39%) closed in the red.