Indian shares near record highs as parts of country ease lockdowns

By Rama Venkat BENGALURU (Reuters) - Indian shares rose on Monday to hover near the record highs hit in the previous session, as some states eased lockdowns and daily COVID-19 cases in the country hit a two-month low. The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index climbed 0.29% to 15,715.55 and the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex added 0.

17% to 52,187.10 by 0446 GMT. Last week, both the indexes rose more than 1% each to notch their third straight weekly gain. Energy and auto stocks also supported the Nifty 50 index, with the Nifty Energy index rising.

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