January 22, 2013 / 5:39 AM / 5 years ago

Nifty breaches 6,100; RIL, Infosys rise

Stock brokers trade in a brokerage firm in Kolkata February 16, 2009.Jayanta Shaw/Files

Reuters Market Eye - The Nifty breached the 6,100 level for the first time since Jan 6, 2011. Strong earnings from blue-chip companies including Infosys and RIL, reform measures by the government and rate cut expectation by the RBI have led to a 3 percent rise in the index in 2013 as of Monday's close.

Leading the gains on Tuesday: ICICI up 1.3 percent, Reliance Industries up 0.99 percent. Top index gainers: Asian Paints up 3 percent, NTPC rises 2.1 percent.

Reporting by Manoj Dharra

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