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Bombay Stocks Close Higher

The BSE Sensex hits another high.

Bombay stocks hit another high Thursday.

The BSE Sensex rose 61 to close at 10,626.7 on reports of a nuclear cooperation pact between the U.S. and India.

The top gainer was telecom company

Bharti Tele Ventures

, which shot up 5%.

Tata Power

rose 2.5% and oil exploration major


added 2.3%.

Auto stocks continued their rise.

Tata Motors

rose 2%,

Hero Honda

ticked up 0.3% and

Bajaj Auto

moved up 0.2%.

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Maruti Udyog

gained 2.1% on news it reduced the price of its Baleno sedan.

Indian Oil

rose 1.2% on the news that it has sold half of its holding in

Gail India

to domestic and overseas financial institutions including

Life Insurance Corp


ICICI Prudential


Auto component maker

Amtek Auto

gained 1.9% on the news that the company will acquire Benda Amtek.

The top loser was


(INFY) - Get Infosys Ltd. Report

, which fell 1.8% , followed by cement manufacturer


, down 1.4%.

Dr. Reddy's

(RDY) - Get Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. Report

, India's third-biggest drug maker, slipped 0.7%.

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