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The broader Nifty rose as much as 0.55 percent to its highest level this year as continued strong buying by foreign investor is sparking a rally in blue chips such as ICICI Bank.
The Nifty index was up 0.41 per cent at 11.25 a.m., after earlier hitting a yearly high at 6,363.95 points.
Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex gained 0.39 percent.
Overseas investors bought Indian shares worth $119.46 million on Wednesday, extending their buying streak to a 14th consecutive day for a net of about $900 million, provisional exchange data showed.
Among blue chip stocks, Reliance Industries (RIL) rose 0.81 percent, while ICICI Bank gained 0.6 percent.