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 ONGC added 2.3%.

Auto stocks continued their rise. Tata Motors rose 2%, Hero Honda ticked up 0.3% and Bajaj Automoved up 0.2%. 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 and ICICI Prudential.

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

The top loser was Infosys ( INFY), which fell 1.8% , followed by cement manufacturer ACC, down 1.4%. Dr. Reddy's ( RDY), India's third-biggest drug maker, slipped 0.7%.
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