COMPETITION COMMISSION

  • Complaint filed with CCI against Flipkart, other online retailers for alleged unfair business practices November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Fair trade regulator CCI has received a complaint against online retailers including homegrown giant Flipkart for alleged unfair business practices and will soon take a call on probing the matter. The complaint has been received against these online trading entities weeks after an uproar over Flipkart's massive discount sale...
  • SC asks DLF to deposit Rs 628 crore in court in 3 months August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed realty major DLF to deposit Rs 50 crore in the next 3 weeks and the total sum of Rs 628 crore in the next three months at the SC registry. DLF was fined Rs 628 crore by the Competition Commission of India...
  • Three pilot projects to be introduced in Uttarakhand June 19, 2014

    Three pilot projects will be introduced in Uttarakhand to develop market driven service delivery system in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting held with the member of Competition Commission of India Anura Goyal, an official release said in Dehradun on Thursday. A steering committee under Chief Secretary Subhash...
  • Competition Commission orders fresh probe against Google May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Competition Commission has ordered a fresh probe against Internet major Google for alleged abuse of its dominant position in the online search advertising space. The fair trade watchdog is already probing the Internet major for alleged anticompetitive business practices. The latest order came on a complaint by one...
  • Competition Commission slaps Rs 1 crore fine on Google March 27, 2014

    The Competition Commission has imposed a Rs 1 crore penalty on Google for failing to provide information related to an investigation into the Internet major's alleged unfair trade practices in India. The fair trade watchdog also directed the company to cooperate in the probe. Google was penalised by the Competition Commission of...
  • CCI orders probe against Indian Railways, IRCTC March 13, 2014

    The Competition Commission has ordered an investigation against Indian Railways and its arm IRCTC for alleged unfair practices related to compulsory sale of food to travellers on some trains and ticket booking. This is the second major probe by the fair trade watchdog against a central government enterprise, after Coal India. The...
  • Google faces up to $5 bn CCI fine; says cooperating in probe March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Google, which is facing antitrust investigation in India by fair trade watchdog CCI, can face a penalty of up to about USD five billion if it is found to have violated competition norms of the country. Google said it is "extending full cooperation" to the CCI in its investigation....
  • Micromax vs Ericsson: Competition Commission of India to investigate November 29, 2013

    Stockholm: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is to investigate Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson in regard to a dispute over charges levied on Indian group Micromax for the use of Ericsson's patents. Ericsson had sued Micromax in March 2013 for patent infringement and the Indian company responded by filing a...
  • Etihad wins CCI nod for $325 mn Jet Air stake buy November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved Etihad's $325 million deal to buy a 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways, the regulator said on its website on Tuesday. Jet said last month it expected to complete the transaction this quarter. It already has the cabinet's approval. "...the Commission...
  • Maharashtra: Did traders collude to create an artificial scarcity of onions? September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, who has always defended high prices for agricultural commodities arguing that it benefits farmers, on Thursday shrugged off responsibility for soaring onion prices. "I am not dealing in this, consumer affairs is dealing," Pawar said. The minister, however, later in the day said that the...
  • CCI to probe Coal India fuel pact with sponge iron makers September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Fair trade regulator CCI has ordered a probe into the allegations that state-run Coal India and its subsidiaries abused dominant market position in supplying fuel to sponge iron manufacturers. The probe against the country's largest coal miner comes on a complaint filed by Sponge Iron Manufacturers Association. Finding prima...
  • Competition Comm finds BCCI guilty of market abuse February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Fair trade regulator Competition Commission on Friday held that the Indian cricket board indulged in anticompetitive practices and slapped a penalty of Rs 52.24 crore on it. Observing that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) abused its dominant position, the Competition Commission of India directed it to...
  • Kingfisher crisis pushing up airfares: CCI December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Suspension of flights by crisishit Kingfisher Airlines may be a possible reason for soaring airfares, although there is no evidence as yet of any price cartelisation among the carriers, fair trade regulator Competition Commission has said. "If there was indeed a cartel, which is formed to make disproportionately...
  • It is silly, says Shah Rukh on YRFADF tussle November 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan finds the ongoing controversy regarding the number of screens alloted for the release of his film 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' and Ajay Devgn's 'Son of Sardar' "silly and strange" and insists that it is a free market and not "monopolistic". Ajay Devgn Films Pvt Ltd (ADF)...
  • DLF slapped Rs 630 cr fine, relief for buyers August 18, 2011

    New Delhi: It is a verdict that could bring some order to one of India's most disorganised sectors. The Rs 630 crore penalty imposed on real estate giant DLF will relieve customers, who say sale agreements are heavily tilted in favour of the builder. HeadBuyer Association at Dlf Park Place...
  • Apple accused of anticompetitive practices June 20, 2011

    New Delhi: iPhone and iPad maker Apple Inc has come under the scanner of the Competition Commission of India for allegedly limiting the availability of its products to a few service providers using its dominant market position. A customer has filed a complaint before the Commission under section 4 of the...
  • AIIndian merger under scanner February 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Competition Commission will scrutinise whether the Air IndiaIndian (Indian Airlines Ltd) combine would continue to enjoy monopoly over the lucrative MiddleEast sector, even as the GoM have cleared the merger of the two airlines. When private players were allowed to start operations on the international routes, the Government did...