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Sensex up 170 points in morning trade

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) benchmark Sensex on Thursday rose over 170 points in early trade after two sessions of losses on emergence of buying by funds in healthcare, power, capital goods, IT banking and metal stocks amid a mixed Asian trend.

The 30-share barometer rose by 170.25 points, or 0.89 per cent, to 19,348.01 points.

The index had lost almost 400 points in the previous two sessions.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 44.20 points, or 0.77 per cent, to 5,815.10.