Equity benchmark surged for the sixth straight session on Thursday with the benchmark BSE sensex rising over 300 points led by strong buying sentiment in IT and banking stocks amid positive cues from global markets and sustained foreign fund inflows.

Top gainers in the sensex pack included Tata Consultancy Services, HCL Tech, Infosys, HDFC Bank and Sun Pharma with their stocks up as much as 3 per cent.

Though the firm reported a 6.87 per cent dip in the September quarter net at Rs 7,504 crore but said the demand has recovered faster than projected and will be sustainable going forward as well.

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