Markets soar in afternoon trade (Second Lead)

Mumbai, April 23 (Inditop) Indian equities markets rose further into the green Thursday afternoon, with a key index ruling 264.72 points higher about 30 minutes before the closing bell.

The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 10,841.57 points, rose 264.72 points or 2.45 percent from its previous close to rule at 11,082.26 points.

Similarly, the S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 2.41 percent from the previous close to trade at 3,410.4 points.

The BSE midcap index gained 1.02 percent, while the BSE smallcap index was up 0.53 percent.