The benchmark BSE Sensex jumped about 284 points to reclaim the 28,000-level at mid-session today on across-the-board buying led by banking stocks amid sustained foreign fund inflows on optimism over GST bill's passage. Moreover, a firming trend overseas as investors pinned their hopes on fresh Bank of Japan stimulus, too accelerated buying activity in domestic equities.
The 30-share index regained the psychological 28,000-mark by surging 283.63 points or 1.02 per cent to 28,086.87.
Sentiment was bolstered on reports that Rajya Sabha will take up the GST Bill for discussion this week amid a firming trend in global markets, brokers said.
All sectoral indices led by PSU, banking and oil&gas were trading in the positive zone with gains of up to 1.78 per cent as participants were seen widening their bets.
Also, the 50-share Nifty again went past the 8,600-mark by climbing 90.00 points or 1.05 per cent to 8,631.20.
Those who notched up solid gains include Maruti Suzuki, SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Ltd, Sun Pharma, ONGC, Asian Paint, HDFC Bank and Cipla. Broader markets were also in better shape with small-cap and mid-cap indices adding up to 0.98 per cent.
Globally, Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.13 per cent, Shanghai Composite up 0.10 per cent while Japan's Nikkei rose by 0.38 per cent. European markets were also higher in their early trade.