At 14.30 hrs IST, the Sensex was up 179.22 points or 0.90% at 19996.85, and the Nifty up 46.55 points or 0.78% at 6048.40.
While refinery major HPCL rose 8.5 percent, BPCL was up 5.7 percent, Oil India rallied 4.06 percent. Reliance, IOC and ONGC rallied 2.86 percent, 7.4 percent and 4.08 percent, respectively.
Telecom stocks also rallied after the Cabinet decided to slash CDMA spectrum price by 50 percent. Bhart Airtel was the top gainer on Sensex, rising 3.07 percent. Reliance Comm rose 3.27 percent, and Tata Comm rose above 1 percent each. Bharti Infratel and Idea turned flat after a short rally.
Midcap segment picked up momentum following key indices. Purvankara, was up 4 percent each, EIH gained 5.08 percent. Essar Oil, Unitech and Allahabad Bank were up above 3 percent.
The Sensex gains around 0.5 percent, while the Nifty is up around 0.4 percent. Technology shares gain after HCL Technologies Ltd beat estimates with a 68.4 percent jump in quarterly profit.
At 10.32 AM, the Sensex moved up 32.34 points at 19849.97, and the Nifty was trading 8.85 points up at 6010.70.
After near 200-point crash, BSE benchmark Sensex opened at 19833.36 up 15.73 points supported by oil and gas stocks. The Nifty was up 4.40 points or 0.07% at 6006.25.
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