Buying sentiment was bolstered after opinion polls gave an edge to the BJP in the upcoming Gujarat elections, while upbeat global leads added to the momentum.
The 30-share index was trading higher by 246.04 points or 0.75 per cent at 33,195.25 at 1100 hrs.
The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE provisionally closed gaining over 300 points, while the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed firmly above the 10,100 level. Fear gauge India VIX ease 3 percentage points to 13.86.
The 50-share NSE Nifty gained 99 points or 0.97 percent at 10,265.70 while the Nifty Midcap ended above the 20,000-mark, rising 0.93 percent to 20,014.75.
The BSE market breadth was bullish - 1,851 advances and 828 declines.
Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) were net buyers as they bought shares worth Rs 926.68 crore on Thursday while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) offloaded equities amounting to Rs 1,075.62 crore, provisional data showed.
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Major gainers were Maruti 2.27 per cent, Bharti Airtel 2.09 per cent, Tata Motors 2.03 per cent, Tata Steel 1.96 per cent and ONGC 1.72 per cent.
In contrast, Hero MotoCorp, SBI, Reliance Industries, TCS, Asian Paint and Dr Reddy's succumbed to profit-booking.
On Thursday, bargain hunting by investors and robust buying in auto, consumer durables and capital goods stocks lifted the benchmark indices. In keeping with the overall trend, the small-cap and mid indices rose 1% and 0.89%.
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Japan's Nikkei was up 1.22 per cent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.57 per cent in early trade today.
In the Eurozone, key indices such as Paris CAC 40 and Frankfurt's DAX Performance Index were up by 0.32% and 0.55% in their early deals.
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