The Sensex and the Nifty today rose around 0.8 percent in the afternoon trade. The key domestic stocks gained amid positive cues from the global equity markets. The Sensex regained the 61,000 mark and the Nifty was trading near 18,200 level.
The BSE Sensex rose 477 points, or 0.79 percent to trade at 61,094. The NSE Nifty also added 139 points, or 0.77 percent, to trade at 18,195.
In the forex market, the rupee weakened eight paise to trade at 73 rupees and 99 paise against the US dollar in afternoon deals.