Mumbai (Maharashtra), July 11 -- : Equity benchmark indices ended four days of losing streak on Thursday and closed on a positive note amid positive cues from Asian and US equities that got a boost after the US Fed chair's congressional testimony.

The market sentiment was also positive due to upcoming trade talks between the United States and India over tariff issues.

The BSE S&P Sensex closed 266 points higher at 38,823 while the Nifty 50 was up 84 points at 11,583. At the National Stock Exchange, all sectoral indices were in the green.

Nifty media gained 3.9 per cent, auto by 1.9 per cent, metal by 1.8 per cent and PSU bank by 1.7 per cent.

Among stocks, Reliance Infrastructure gained 11 per cent after the company's 16 lenders signed ...