All the sectoral indices led by oil & gas and realty were trading in the green, adding up to 0.82 per cent. The Nifty also inched closer to 9950 mark, rising about 0.30 per cent.
Traders said small gains at other Asian markets, recovering some of the ground lost in the previous day following North Korea's nuclear test, influenced trading sentiments here.
Major gainers in the Sensex kitty included Tata Steel, Asian Paint, Reliance Industries, Adani Ports, ONGC, Dr Reddy's, Axis Bank, Kotak Bank, Maruti, Tata Motors, Cipla and L&T, rising up to 1.25 per cent.
The US markets were closed yesterday for the Labor Day holiday. (With Agency Inputs)