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Sensex, Nifty end higher for second day; IT stocks lead

A man looks at a screen across the road displaying the Sensex on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai. Photograph:( Reuters )

New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 27, 2018, 04.35 PM (IST)

Shares ended higher for a second consecutive session on Tuesday, mirroring the previous session's move of a surge in the last two hours, ahead of the expiry of futures and options contracts later this week.

The Nifty closed up 0.45 per cent at 35,513.14.

The Sensex ended 0.54 per cent higher at 10,685.60.

The sentiment was boosted by IT stocks while shares of metal firms and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd dragged it lower.