Sensex rises by 126.88 pts

Sensex today Bharti Airtel Infosys top gainers index jumps over 100 points

ICICI Bank had on Monday reported that its net profit for January-March nearly halved to Rs 1,020 crore.

However, investors took heart from the management's commentary that the bulk of the bad loans problem is behind it and the focus now shifts to recoveries and resolution, brokers said.

The 30-share Sensex, which had gained 292.76 points in the previous session, rose another 180.73 points, or 0.51 per cent, to 35,388.87.

Armenian ruling party to vote for PM nominee: lawmaker
Two other factions in addition to Pashinyan's Yelk have endorsed the opposition leader's candidacy - the ARF and the Tsarukyan. In his speech before the vote, Pashinyan called on Armenia's people to come together behind the new government he will lead.

The broader NSE Nifty too ended marginally higher, up 2.30 points or 0.02% at 10,717.80. The Nifty hit a high of 10,725.65 and a low of 10,635.65 during the day. A heavy selling pressure witnessed in late afternoon dealings in consumer durables and capital goods stocks trimmed the overall gains made earlier in the day.

ICICI Bank was the star performer in Tuesday's session, comfortably topping the gainers' list by surging almost 7 percent.

Market breadth was negative with 1161 stocks closing higher against 1523 ending in the red on BSE.

North Korea Leader Jong Un 'Secretly' Visits China
Chinese media quoted Kim as saying , "I hope to build mutual trust with the USA through dialogue". Kim and Xi chose to meet in Dalian on a peninsula near the North Korean border.

Meanwhile, on a net basis, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 1,037.23 crore, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 635.24 crore on Monday, provisional data showed.

Mahindra & Mahindra and IndusInd Bank were the top losers in the Sensex index.

Global crude oil prices stood near their highest since late 2014, ahead of an announcement by US President Donald Trump on whether he would withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, which fuelled concerns about crude supply. The Indian currency had closed at a 15-month low of 67.13 against the United States dollar on Monday.

Hawaii volcano destroys 26 homes, shoots lava 200 feet into the air
Retreat owners Noah and Laura Dawn told The Associated Press that they were planning to relocate up the coast indefinitely. Video posted on social media showed lava spewing several feet into the air from a new crackin a Leilani Estates street.

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