Sensex is up 17.74 points

Sensex is up 17.74 points

Sensex is up 17.74 points or 0.05 percent at 38863.56, and the Nifty added 8 points or 0.07 percent at 11513. HCL Tech, Mahindra & Mahindra and NTPC are the top gainers while Dr Reddy's Labs, Reliance Industries and HDFC Bank are the most active stocks.

Among the sectors, the IT index added half a percent while the smallcap index is trading in the green.