Meanwhile, shares of state-run oil refiners tumbled and were the top percentage losers on the NSE index as oil prices remain close to late 2014-highs on the back of declining USA crude inventories, while top exporter Saudi Arabia pushed for higher prices.
In the broader market, the BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap indices gained 0.3 per cent. Market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, turned positive.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.15 per cent, while E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 edged up 0.1 per cent. France's CAC and Britain's FTSE were up 0.2 percent each while Germany's DAX fell 0.1 percent at the time of writing this article.
Syrian Air Defenses Shoot Down Missiles Over Two Air Bases
In an unusual move , Iran's state-run media admitted that seven of its "soldiers" were killed in the April 9 strike. Iran works from five airfields in Syria, according to the report, citing intelligence officials.
However, stocks of oil marketing companies such as HPCL, BPCL and International Olympic Committee faced selling pressure in view of rising global oil prices. Brent crude oil was trading almost $74 per barrel.
Consumer staples stocks such as Dabur India Ltd rose as much as 2.8 percent to hit a near 11-week high, while Hindustan Unilever Ltd hit an all-time high.
"Markets will be range-bound with stock specific moves taking place based on earnings".
Everything You Need To Know About The Hero Southwest Pilot
The Post obtained excerpts from a book, titled Military Fly Moms , in which Tammie Jo opened up about how she got into flying. The image of a pilot under stress, making a heroic emergency landing with a disabled plane, is the heart of lots of movies.
TCS gained 1 percent while IndusInd Bank slid half a percent ahead of their Q4 earnings due today.
Larsen & Toubro, GAIL, HCL Technologies, Bharti Airtel and Yes Bank rose 2-3 percent.
Gainers that supported the upmove were ONGC, Tata Steel, Adani Ports, ITC, Dr Reddy's, Asian Paints, L&T, Yes Bank and Reliance Industries, rising up to 2.15 per cent. It had gained 420.30 points, or 4.15 per cent in the past nine sessions.
Attacker in Berlin skullcap case turns himself in to police
The video shows one of three suspects hurling verbal abuse and striking one of the victims with his belt. There was little sign that an outburst of hateful rage had taken place there. "I'm still in shock".