Equity benchmark Sensex rose in opening trade on Thursday. At 10:19 am, the 30-share BSE index was trading 15.61 points higher at 43,948.13. Tthe broader NSE Nifty was 1.05 points down at 12,857.35.
Bajaj Auto was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 2 per cent, followed by M&M, L&T, HDFC, Bharti Airtel, Sun Pharma, UltraTech Cement, Titan and Tata Steel.
On the other hand, IndusInd Bank, Infosys, Maruti and ONGC were among the laggards.