The Sensex and the Nifty today witnessed modest gains. Both stocks added more than 0.3 percent amid mixed global cues. The Sensex closed above 56,100 while the Nifty ended above 16,700 level.
The BSE Sensex gained 176 points, or 0.31 percent, to trade at 56,125. The NSE Nifty also surged 68 points, or 0.41 percent, to trade at 16,705.