* The BSE index is up 0.3 percent and the 50-share NSE
index is up 0.15 percent.
* Maruti Suzuki shares gain 1 percent ahead of
October-December earnings, due later in the day.
* Bank shares lead gains on hopes the RBI will cut interest
rates at its policy review on Tuesday: ICICI Bank
gains 1 percent, while HDFC Bank gains 0.4 percent.
* Tata Motors shares gain 2.3 percent, as its 6.3
percent fall on Thursday was seen as overdone. That decline was
sparked by concerns over unit Jaguar Land Rover's EBTIDA