Benchmark indices continued their fine rally for the sixth straight day with reports of better than expected monsoon seeing strong buying across sectors.
The Sensex was trading higher by 165 points, while the Nifty was up 32 points in trade.
Cipla, HDFC Bank and NTPC were the only stocks that were weak in trade from the Nifty. Hindustan Unilever which also had a superb rally in the last few days gave up gains and was down 1.3 per cent on profit booking.
Shares in Premier Explosives were up almost 13 per cent after the company got industrial licence from DIPP for flexible liner shape charge, explosives reacting armour.
DB Realty on the other hand was up 8 per cent after reports of a JV with ECC, Konark for residential project in Mumbai.
Mid cap stocks were having a good session in trade with Britannia and J P Associates among the gainers.
However, Torrent Pharma and Ramco were among the losers from the space.
Meanwhile, most of the Asian markets were trading higher led by gains in the Hang Sang. The Chinese Shanghai Composite continued to drift lower with losses of more than 2 per cent.