BSE: Top gainers and losers
Benchmark indices have closed higher, amid volatile trading session led by FMCG and IT shares.
Meanwhile, the Centre's fiscal deficit ballooned to almost 63% of Budget Estimates for 2013-14 in just first four months of the year.
The deficit stood at Rs 3.40 lakh crore (Rs 3.4 trillion) in April-July period, which was 62.8% of Rs 5.42 lakh crore (Rs 5.42 trillion) pegged in the Budget, according to data released by the Controller General of Accounts.
The 30-share Sensex ended up 219 points at 18,620 and the 50-share Nifty ended up 63 points at 5,472.