The 50-scrip Nifty settled higher by 152.45 points, or 1.71 percent, at a life-time high of 9,087, surpassing its previous record of 8,996.25 on March 3, 2015.
Gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) saw a net outflow of Rs 46 crore in February, taking the total to Rs 695 crore in the first 11 months of the current fiscal, primarily on account of profit booking.
The rupee soared 42 paise to 66.18 against the dollar early on Tuesday on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks amid higher foreign inflows following BJP's resounding win in UP and positive IIP numbers.
Crucial state election results lifted the domestic equity indices during the early morning trade session on Tuesday.
To align the periodic price band mechanism with the new graded surveillance measures (GSM) framework, the BSE has decided to do away with weekly and monthly price limits for securities listed on its platform.
Stock markets are expected to cheer the stunning victory of BJP in UP Assembly polls and may scale to new highs on hopes of further economic reforms, say experts.
Top six Indian companies added a total of Rs 30,505.3 crore in market valuation last week, with IT biggie TCS walking away with the biggest slice.
Foreign investors pumped in over Rs 10,000 crore in the Indian capital markets this month so far and the trend is expected to continue in coming weeks following the BJP's stunning show in the assembly elections.
Following the outcome of elections to five state assemblies, market analysts have predicted a positive opening for the Indian equity markets on Tuesday.
The Benchmark Sensex ended the week green, gaining 113.78 points to finish at 28,946.23, while the broader Nifty closed above the key 8,900-level, trending on BJP-gains in exit poll positions.
The government has collected 6.4 tonnes of gold under the scheme for monetising the metal, Parliament was informed on Friday.
Equity mutual funds saw an inflow of close to Rs 6,500 crore in February, taking the total tally to over Rs 62,000 crore by "optimistic" investors in the first 11 months of the current fiscal.
All the sectoral indices led by consumer durables, IT, metal, realty, bank, capital goods and auto sectors were trading in the positive zone with gains of up to 0.73 percent.
The meeting, which will also be attended by Financial Services Secretary Anjuly Chib Duggal, will discuss ways of resolution of stressed assets urgently.
Total equity turnover on BSE Thursday surpassed that of NSE and stood at Rs 54,290 crore, with nearly 95 per cent of the trade coming in from RIL.
The market moved back and forth many times Thursday, but a timely recovery meant the Sensex closed with minuscule gains as the countdown started for the results day for the just-finished state elections.
Domestic fund flows to stock markets could potentially double in the financial year 2018-19 to USD 55 billion, from USD 28 billion recorded last fiscal, says a Citigroup report.
Indian capital market's growth and the vital role played by regulator Sebi is a "great story" for the developed world to learn from, Harvard Business School professor Suraj Srinivasan has said.
Silver also cracked below the Rs 42,000-mark by plunging Rs 600 to Rs 41,500 per kg following reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.
The 30-share Sensex barometer, which had lost 146.25 points in the previous two sessions, fell by another 86.92 points or 0.30 percent to 28,815.02.