BOMBAY -- Bombay stocks rose Thursday, with the BSE Sensex climbing 29.17 points, or 0.25%, to close at 11,477.48.

Gainers on the index included Reliance Communications, up 3.7%, Dr. Reddy's ( RDY - Get Report), up 2.6% and Tata Motors ( TTM), ahead by 2.5%.

Losers included Reliance Energy, which dropped 3.4%, Tata Steel, down 2.7%, and Hindalco, off 2.6%.

Bharati Shipyard declined slightly even after announcing that it signed a contract with Reliance Industries for the construction of six vessels.

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