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India's growth rate dips to 6-year low

Government under increased pressure to accelerate stimulus measures

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of increased economic development has failed to meet expectations, despite his five years in office. (Photo by Yuji Kuronuma)

NEW DELHI -- The Indian economy grew at its slowest pace in over six years in the April-June quarter owing to weak consumption demand and investment, official data showed on Friday.

The news has put added pressure on the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expedite stimulus measures to reverse the slowdown.

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