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In sync with Sensex, BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices edged up by 0.10 percent and 0.11 percent up, respectively.
The breadth of the market also improved as 1,319 stocks logged gains against 1,156 that suffered losses. As many as 140 stocks remained unchanged
The broader markets ended lower with BSE Midcap and Smallcap losing 2.4 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively.
For the week, the Nifty50 rose 1.02 percent to post its first weekly gains after 5 weeks, while the SP BSE Sensex closed with gains of 1.25 percent for the week ended August 9.
Sectorally, the SP BSE Auto index rose 2.7 percent, the SP BSE Energy index gained 3.1 percent, and the SP BSE IT index closed 1.9 percent higher.
Indiabulls Housing Finance was the top Nifty loser, down 13 percent, followed by MM which fell 5.6 percent post Q1 results, and Tata Steel closed 4.9 percent down.
The broader markets outperformed the benchmark, with BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap ending with gains of 1.4 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively.
Nifty Bank closed with losses of nearly 2 percent or 556 points weighed down by losses in YES Bank, RBL Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, SBI, and ICICI Bank.
In Afghanistan’s protracted war, weddings have provided a rare respite from the violence. On Saturday, a bomber took away even that.
After days of violence and warnings from the Chinese government, organizers estimated at least 1.7 million people had turned out, making it the second- largest march of the protests.
Violence against women is driving an exodus of migrants from Central America, but the Trump administration is determined to deny them asylum.
Four million people in one state are at risk of being denied citizenship in a government campaign critics say is driven by a Hindu nationalist agenda.
With women far outnumbered by men in China, some Chinese men are importing wives from neighboring countries, and using force to do so.