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Mid-Year Economic Review pegs GDP growth at 5.5%

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Clear pending projects before going for bullet trains: House panel to Centre

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Tata Chemicals looks to expand consumer portfolio

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Defence Ministry to ink pact with DoT to vacate spectrum

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