Mumbai, May 26: Benchmark BSE Sensex breached the 31,000-level for the first time today, while the Nifty also ended at a record high on sustained buying by funds and retail investors.

Extending yesterday’s record-setting spree, the BSE Sensex crossed the landmark 31,000-level to hit a life-time high of 31,074.07. After paring some gains, the 30-share index settled at 31,028.21, up 278.18 points, or 0.90 per cent. It surpassed the earlier record closing of 30,750.03 hit yesterday.

The broader Nifty also crossed the 9,600-mark for the first time to touch 9,604.90, before settling at a record high of 9,595.10.

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