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India GDP growth sinks to 4.5% in September quarter

Dismal data comes as government denies prospect of recession

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest, organised by a group of students, demanding jobs near Kolkata, India, Sept. 13.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Indian economic growth slid below 5% in the July-September quarter, hitting a fresh low due to sluggish investment and weak consumer demand, while the Modi government asserted there is no risk of recession.

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