Competition

  • Competition Commission slaps Rs 1 crore fine on Google 27-03-2014 09:08 PM

    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...
  • CCI orders probe against Indian Railways, IRCTC 13-03-2014 08:56 PM

    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...
  • Google faces up to $5 bn CCI fine; says cooperating in probe 09-03-2014 07:31 PM

    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...
  • Spelling Bee: Indian-origin boy uses up all available words in 47 rounds 24-02-2014 01:33 PM

    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...
  • Luger Keshavan 37th after penultimate round at Sochi 2014 09-02-2014 09:56 PM

    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 32-year-old Indian, who is on his fifth Winter Olympics, clocked a combined 2:44.604 after...
  • Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa lauds police force for its professionalism 27-01-2014 08:11 PM

    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...
  • Micromax vs Ericsson: Competition Commission of India to investigate 29-11-2013 01:11 PM

    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...
  • Etihad wins CCI nod for $325 mn Jet Air stake buy 12-11-2013 09:23 PM

    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....
  • Maharashtra: Did traders collude to create an artificial scarcity of onions? 23-09-2013 01:15 PM

    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...
  • CCI to probe Coal India fuel pact with sponge iron makers 12-09-2013 07:05 PM

    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...
  • India slips to 60th rank on competitiveness, Switzerland on top 04-09-2013 01:50 PM

    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...
  • Yahoo India hosts 'Hack U' hacking competition at IIT Bombay 06-08-2013 04:00 PM

    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...
  • Rathore's son wins silver in junior trap event in Finland 28-06-2013 07:09 PM

    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...
  • India win 2 medals in shotgun competition in Finland 26-06-2013 09:54 PM

    New Delhi: India's Priyanshu Pandey Wednesday clinched the individual gold medal in double trap besides claiming a silver in the team event along with his teammates at the 5th Junior International Shotgun Competition in Orimattila, Finland. It was Pandey's excellent shooting in the finals and semi-finals that brought him the...
  • New Zealand allrounder Nathan McCullum joins Glamorgan 16-06-2013 05:46 PM

    Cardiff: New Zealand allrounder Nathan McCullum is to play for Glamorgan in this year's English domestic Twenty20 competition. The 32-year-old offspinner is currently playing for New Zealand in the Champions Trophy - and was included in the Black Caps side due to play England in a Group A match at...
  • It is silly, says Shah Rukh on YRF-ADF tussle 06-11-2012 06:44 PM

    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...
  • Malinga to play Twenty20s for Middlesex 10-05-2012 11:18 PM

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  • Mumbai: 'paint-an-accident' contest draws flak 06-01-2012 02:19 PM

    Mumbai: It was meant for creating much-needed awareness regarding road safety. But the drawing competition for schoolchildren being organised by Mumbai's regional transport offices (RTOs) and education department has now taken on a rather gloomy hue, with child psychologists claiming that subjects like 'The accident I saw' may send a...
  • Epic fail for Qantas Twitter competition 22-11-2011 01:48 PM

    Canberra: Australia's Qantas Airlines has been left red-faced after an ill-timed public relations campaign and Twitter competition backfired, drawing thousands of angry responses. Qantas on Tuesday invited users of the micro-blogging site to enter a "Qantas Luxury" competition, asking people to describe their "dream luxury in-flight experience" and possibly win...
  • SRK talks about his success mantra at a book launch 01-09-2011 03:47 PM

    Shah Rukh Khan talks about his success mantra at the launch Arindam Chaudhuri's new book 'Thorns to Competition'. ...
  • DLF slapped Rs 630 cr fine, relief for buyers 18-08-2011 07:16 AM

    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. Head-Buyer Association at Dlf Park Place...
  • Formula One inspires innovation 05-08-2011 09:26 PM

    Racing enthusiasts design cars for the Baja SaeIndia 2012 competition. ...