Equity benchmarks opened flat with a positive bias on Tuesday, with the Nifty inching towards 8900 level, led by technology, healthcare and metals stocks.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 34.26 points at 28695.84 and the 50-share NSE Nifty rose 13.05 points to 8892.25. Infosys gained 1 percent on hopes of share buyback.
Reliance Industries, Axis Bank, ONGC and Sun Pharma were other gainers while HDFC Bank fell 0.6 percent on profit booking. Bharti Airtel, ITC, Maruti, Cipla and GAIL were other losers.