Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei was up 0.31 per cent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.33 per cent in morning trade.
Indian shares ended little changed after a choppy trading session on Wednesday, as expectations of stronger quarterly earnings helped offset a sell-off in some banking stocks.
In the day's trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had touched a high of 29,388.25 points and a low of 29,241.48 points.
Infosys Ltd, which lost about 5 percent on a lower-than-expected revenue guidance, gained 0.88 per cent, while Tech Mahindra Ltd rose 1.5 per cent, rebounding from five days of declines. "It was the fourth consecutive session of losses", Deepak Jasani, Head - Retail Research, HDFC Securities, told IANS. Besides, political tensions between United States and North Korea also made investors wary.
Anand James, Chief Market Strategist, Geojit Financial Services, said: "The US and Australia's visa norms turned up the heat on IT companies, while higher possibilities of El Nino put sentiments under check".
Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
On the currency front, the Indian rupee weakened by 11-12 paise to 64.63 against a USA dollar from its previous close of 64.51-52 to a greenback.
Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) net sold shares worth Rs 673.38 crore during Wednesday's trading session, as per provisional data. The U.S. markets will reopen later today after Friday's holiday, while most European markets remained closed for Easter Monday. Meanwhile private banks including Yes Bank, who's stressed loans almost doubled in the March quarter compared to the December quarter, fell almost 4 per cent capping overall index gains. BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap indices jumped 0.7 per cent and 1.1 per cent respectively.
Major Sensex gainers on Thursday were: Gail, up 2.02 per cent at Rs 402.10; Adani Ports, up 1.83 per cent at Rs 331.65; HDFC, up 1.82 per cent at Rs 1,516.95; Maruti Suzuki, up 1.17 per cent at Rs 6,272.80; and TCS, up 1.16 per cent at Rs 2,328.35.
On the other end of the spectrum was Kalamazoo and Kent counties, with an average of one and two high ozone days respectively. Particle pollution is highest in winter when households are burning wood and diesel exhaust collects in still air, she said.
Actress Charlize Theron attends the " Fast & Furious 8 " photocall at the Villamagna Hotel on April 6, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. The recent installments have improved in quality, receiving much higher scores with critics than the first four films.
Russian Federation made it clear it was unwilling to roll back its strategic alliance with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The US has accused Moscow of trying to cover up Assad's use of chemical weapons on April 4.
He had said in January of 2016 after the deal was implemented that "Iran will not get its hands on a nuclear bomb". US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday sent a letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep.
H-1B visas are used primarily by technology companies to bring workers with highly specialized skills to the United States. They would also be asked to offer changes so that H-1B visas are awarded to the 'most-skilled or highest-paid applicants'.
Given the tragedy Thomas suffered before Game 1 it's testament to the guard's fortitude that he is even playing this series . Since steals became an official statistic in 1973-74, the only players with three such games are Rondo and Jordan.
He added that petrol pumps in the seven states and Puducherry will work from May 15 only on single shift - 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. Murali said there were around 4,850 outlets selling petrol and diesel in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry alone.
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White nationalist Spencer speaks at Auburn
Keith Watkins found in favor of the plaintiff and enjoined Auburn from preventing the speech on the basis of content. Police are reporting arrests linked to an appearance at Auburn University by white nationalist Richard Spencer .
Kevin Durant won't play for Warriors in Game 2 of playoffs
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Statement: US national security adviser arrives s Kabul
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Bayern's Neuer out for rest of season with foot fracture
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US VP Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 percent'
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Westbrook ties Robertson in win
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Iran nuclear deal a failure, says US
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Palestinian prisoners on mass hunger strike
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