February 16, 2017 / 6:14 AM / in 10 months

Sensex ends higher; IT stocks surge

REUTERS - Indian shares ended higher on Thursday, driven by gains in IT stocks after Tata Consultancy Services said its board would consider a share buyback plan next week.

A broker trades on his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

The benchmark BSE Sensex closed 0.52 percent up at 28,301.27. The broader Nifty rose 0.61 percent to 8,778.

Infosys ended 3 percent higher. Sun Pharmaceutical industries gained 4.2 percent.

Reporting by Tanvi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier

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