With the bulls turning a bit aggressive, betting on hopes the government will step up reforms, the market has moved further up north in late afternoon trade and looks set to end the session on a buoyant note.
Easing worries about Greek debt crisis following the agreement reached between the International Monetary Fund and eurozone finance ministers to reduce the country's long term debt and the resultant strong start in European markets are aiding sentiment to a significant extent.
The Sensex is now up 315 points or 1.7% at 18,852. The Nifty is up 75.30 points or 1.7% at 5731.20.
Realty and consumer durables stocks are up sharply. Mirroring their surge, the BSE Realty and Consumer Durables indices have jumped nearly 3.5% now. FMCG, bank, metal, information technology, capital goods, oil and automobile stocks are also mostly up in positive territory. Select pharmaceuticals and power stocks too are trading firm.