* The BSE index gains 0.28 percent, while the NSE index
advances 0.29 percent.
* Gains track higher Asian shares on hopes for a compromise in
the U.S. fiscal crisis.
* Auto stocks gain on expectations of improving sales during the
festival season: Tata Motors gains 1.2 percent, while
Mahindra & Mahindra rises 0.7 percent.
* Cigarette maker ITC gains 0.7 percent as defensive
stocks benefit from caution ahead of winter session of the
parliament due to start on Thursday.