MUMBAI -- Indian stocks rose Thursday, as the Sensex gained 79.58 points, or 0.58%, to close at 13,696.31.

The gainers on the index were HDFC Bank ( HDB), which gained 2.87%, Wipro ( WIT), up 2.74%, Tata Consultancy Services up 2.36% and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories ( RDY), up 2.20%.

Among decliners were Ranbaxy Laboratories , which dropped 2%, Tata Steel, down 1.90%, and Hindalco, off 1.48%.

This story was created through a joint venture between TheStreet.com and IRIS.

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