Sensex crosses 59K for first time; Nifty hits fresh high
The BSE Sensex scaled the 59,000-mark for the first time on Thursday, propelled by gains in Reliance Industries and ICICI Bank amid unabated foreign fund inflows and positive cues from European markets. The 30-share index climbed 417.96 points to close at 59,141.16. It touched an intra-day record of 59,204.29. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty surged 110.05 points to its new closing high of 17,629.50.