Mumbai: Markets ended marginally higher on Friday as investors remained cautious of the crucial RBI board meeting under new Governor Shaktikanta Das.
The BSE Sensex ended higher at 35,962.93, by jumping 33.29 points or 0.09 percent while the NSE Nifty reclaimed 10,800 mark by climbing 13.90 points or 0.13 percent to 10,805.45.
The RBI board to deliberate on the central bank`s governance framework was still underway till the time of the close of markets.
Among sectoral indices, telecom led the chart, spurting 3.08 percent, followed by oil and gas. However, finance, healthcare, industrials, consumer durables and capital goods declined up to 0.81 percent.
Major gainers in the Sensex pack were Bharti Airtel, Yes Bank, ONGC, Coal India, NTPC, Infosys, Asian Paints, PowerGrid and ICICI Bank, rising up to 5.32 percent.
The losers included Wipro (down 1.67 percent), HDFC (1.65 percent), L&T (0.79 percent) and Bajaj Auto (0.71 percent).
On a net basis, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth Rs 675.14 crore Thursday, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) were sellers to the tune of Rs 51.86 crore, provisional data available with BSE showed.
With Agency Inputs