BOMBAY -- Bombay stocks rose fractionally Wednesday, making the Sensex index's fifth consecutive gain.

The BSE Sensex rose 17.07 points to close at 11,723.92.

Gainers on the index included

Ranbaxy

, up 2.3%,

Grasim

, up 1.6%,

ITC

, up by 1.5% and

Dr. Reddy's

(RDY) - Get Report

ahead by 1%.

Losers included

Tata Steel

, which dropped 2%,

Reliance Energy

, down 1.9%, and

NTPC

, off 1.8%.

Praj Industries

surged 2.2% on expansion plans.

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