Sensex, Nifty End Choppy Session Higher

Indian shares fluctuated before ending a tad higher on Monday amid mixed global cues.

Upbeat earnings updates from ICICI Bank and expectations of strong GDP growth in the coming quarters helped key benchmark indexes snap their four-session losing streak.

The 30-share S&P BSE Sensex ended 145.43 points, or 0.24 percent, at 60,967.05 after a volatile session, while the broader NSE Nifty index inched up 10.50 points, or 0.06 percent, to settle at 18,125.40.

ICICI Bank shares soared as much as 11.5 percent after the private sector lender reported its highest ever quarterly net profit.

Among other prominent gainers, Axis Bank rallied 3.5 percent and ONGC climbed 2.7 percent.

On the losing side, Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto, SBI Life, Bajaj FinServ and BPCL fell 2-3 percent.

Reliance Industries ended 0.8 percent lower despite the energy-to-telecom behemoth reporting better-than-expected financial results for the quarter ended September.

Asian Paints lost 2 percent after a whistle-blower flagged off related party transactions (RPTs) that allegedly benefited promoters at the cost of company's shareholders.

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