Jan 17, 2013, 03.27 PM | Source: Moneycontrol.com
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.