COMPETITION

  • New report reveals US regulators recommended lawsuit against Google over altered search results March 21, 2015

    San Francisco: US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials concluded in 2012 that Google employed anti-competitive practices and abused its monopoly, according to a report recently brought to light and about which The Wall Street Journal also reported on its website. The Journal, which accessed a report by the FTC's bureau of...
  • Competition Commission clears SpiceJet deal with Ajay Singh February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Fair trade watchdog Competition Commission on Thursday cleared Ajay Singh's proposal to acquire a majority stake in cash-strapped SpiceJet, moving closer to the much-needed recapitalisation of the budget carrier. With clearance from the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the low-cost carrier's original promoter is closer to taking the management...
  • Competition Commission of India looking into SpiceJet deal February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Competition Commission is looking into SpiceJet's proposed deal with its original promoter Ajay Singh and a decision is yet to be finalised. Amid turbulent times, the carrier's board has approved a deal that would see change of ownership as well as infusion of fresh funds. The proposed...
  • PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' to focus on students preparing for competitive, board exams February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started preparing for his next radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' and will reach out to students with focus on preparation for competitive and board exams. He has urged students, parents and teachers to share their exam experiences that would motivate those appearing for...
  • Competitive eater Joey Chestnut wins turkey eating contest, sets a record by devouring an entire bird November 24, 2014

    Mashantucket, Conn.: Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in a competition Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Chestnut ate 9.35 pounds of meat off the bone...
  • 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...
  • Maine couple wins North American Wife Carrying Championship, finishing 278-yard course in just over 1 minute October 13, 2014

    Newry, Maine: Four times they've been bridesmaids but now two people from Maine are champions of the North American Wife Carrying Championship. Jesse Wall carried Christina Arsenault over a 278-yard course Saturday that was bedeviled by log hurdles, sand traps and a "widow maker" water hazard at Sunday River ski resort...
  • Maine hosts a hilarious wife-carrying competition where men cross boulders and charge through mussy pits with their wives slung over the shoulder! October 12, 2014

    Newry, Maine: Men with their wives slung over their shoulders bounded over log hurdles and charged through a muddy pit on a mountainside in Maine on Saturday, as hundreds of spectators cheered them on at the North American Wife Carrying Championship. The annual event, now in its 15th year, held at...
  • Send students for wildlife week celebrations requests forest department September 24, 2014

    Coimbatore: The Forest Department has requested educational institutions to send students in large numbers for the proposed painting, quiz competitions, scheduled on September 28 as part of the Wildlife Week celebrations from the first week of October. The competitions are planned for students studying form LKG to College level and...
  • India slips to 71st rank in global competitiveness list September 3, 2014

    Geneva/New Delhi: Weighed down by challenging economic conditions for most part of the past year, India has slipped to the 71st position the lowest among BRICS countries in an annual global competitiveness list, where Switzerland remains on top. The annual list, released on Wednesday by Genevabased World Economic...
  • 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...
  • Indian essay competition to be held in Australia July 1, 2014

    Melbourne: Over 5,000 primary schools in Australia are set to hold a first of its kind essay competition this month on similarities and differences between Diwali and Christmas. The inaugural competition is being organised by 'Celebrate India' group, an Indian organisation mainly responsible for conducting Diwali celebrations here. The function...
  • 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...
  • Underwater vehicle by Mumbai students to feature at US meet June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: A remoteoperated underwater vehicle with a robotic arm, made by engineering students of a city institute will feature at an international technology innovation event to be held in the US later this month. A team of students from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Narsee Monjee Institute...
  • The Tony Awards will be a knockout literally June 8, 2014

    New York: The competition at the Tony Awards is fierce every year, but this time promises to be positively brutal: A fight will actually break out onstage. Sunday's telecast will feature the usual black ties, soaring songs and gentle jokes and an eyepopping boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Apollo...
  • Consumer Unity and Trust Society suggets reforms to contain inflation June 5, 2014

    The Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS), an NGO, on Thursday suggested Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley there was a need to introduce competition and transparency reforms to contain inflation and achieve high growth. The new government at Centre has obtained clear and sustainable majority in Lok Sabha,...
  • 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....
  • Spelling Bee: Indian-origin boy uses up all available words in 47 rounds February 24, 2014

    Kansas City: After 19 rounds in a Missouri county's annual spelling bee over the weekend, only two of the 25 contestants who started the competition remained. Several hours and 47 rounds later, an 11-year-old and her 13-year-old adversary had used up all of the available words, forcing organizers of the Jackson...
  • Luger Keshavan 37th after penultimate round at Sochi 2014 February 9, 2014

    Sochi: Out of contention for a medal, India's Shiva Keshavan remained at a disappointing 37th spot after third and penultimate round of men's singles luge competitions in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games here on Sunday. The 32yearold Indian, who is on his fifth Winter Olympics, clocked a combined 2:44.604 after three...
  • Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa lauds police force for its professionalism January 27, 2014

    Chennai: Patting her police force for its professionalism, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday lauded the men in uniform for displaying it during last year's arrest of alleged terrorists in Andhra Pradesh. In her address at the Valedictory function of the 4th All India Police Commando Competition, she said Tamil...
  • 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...
  • India slips to 60th rank on competitiveness, Switzerland on top September 4, 2013

    New Delhi/Geneva: India has slipped to 60th position in terms of its competitiveness globally, while Switzerland has retained its top rank. This is India's lowest ever rank and also 31 places below its peer emerging market China. Releasing the annual Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday...
  • Yahoo India hosts 'Hack U' hacking competition at IIT Bombay August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Yahoo India R&D recently hosted 'Hack U' for the students of the Computer Science Department at IIT Bombay. Hack U is Yahoo's university program that brings the concept behind Yahoo Hack events to engineering students on university campuses in India. Held over a period of three days (Aug 2...
  • Rathore's son wins silver in junior trap event in Finland June 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's teenager son Manavaditya Rathore won a silver medal in the Trap Event at the 5th Junior International Shotgun Competition being held at Orimatiila, Finland. Rathore Junior scored 110 out of possible 125 to clinch the second position in the event. Later, he teamed up...