The major Indian equity indices started the day with a gap-up opening. All through-out the day, the market tried to keep up to the momentum. Even the CRR cut by 25 bps in the mid quarter credit policy meet helped in keeping the positive sentiments going. However, the rise was capped, as the profit booking was seen at higher levels. This led the Sensex to close at the level of 18528.44 i.e., up by 64.17 points and the Nifty to close at the level of 5606.9 i.e., up by 32.35 points. The midcap & small-cap counters closed positive by over a percentage point each. On the sectoral front, the indices closed mixed. Realty index closed as the major gainer with gains of over six percentage points while, FMCG & IT indices closed as the major losers with losses of over three percentage points each. Further, the market breadth closed positive as three stocks were seen advancing for every two declines.