The benchmark Sensex staged a strong comeback in early trade today gaining over 149 points on widespread buying by participants amid positive Asian cues. The 30-share index was trading higher by 149.05 points, or 0.46 per cent at 32,746.23. The gauge had lost 205 points yesterday following the Reserve Bank's decision to leave interest rates unchanged and raised the inflation forecast for the remainder of the current fiscal to 4.3-4.7 per cent. Also, the NSE Nifty recovered by 49.25 points or 0.49 per cent to 10,093.35. In the Asian region,Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.10 per cent while Japan's Nikkei gained 1.27 per cent in early trade today.