Sensex soars in early trade

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    Mumbai, (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities Tuesday shot up in early to rule more than 182 points higher as robust buying was seen in realty, banking and metal stocks.

    The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 15,898.32 points, was ruling at 15,997.18 points about 20 minutes into trade, 182.46 points or 1.15 percent up from its previous close at 15,814.72 points.

    The 50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange also was trading in the positive at 4,800.4 points – up 1.21 percent or 57.6 points from its previous close.

    Broader markets were also in the green. The BSE 500 index was ruling 1.21 percent higher from its previous close.