MUMBAI Jan 21 Indian shares edged higher as
interest rate-sensitives such as Tata Motors and ICICI
Bank extended recent gains amid rising expectations
the central bank will keep monetary policy unchanged next week.
The benchmark BSE index provisionally closed 0.24
percent higher at 21,255.09 points while the broader NSE index
provisionally closed 0.2 percent up at 6,313.80 points.
Bank shares led the gains ahead of a monetary policy review
on Jan. 28 and on rising bond prices, while investors preferred
to take profit in technology stocks.
(Reporting by Indulal PM; Editing by Sunil Nair)