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  • CCI to pass verdict on GST profiteering complaints from December 1; NAA to wind up Nov 24, 2022 12:24 PM IST

    CCI to pass verdict on GST profiteering complaints from December 1; NAA to wind up

    Currently, all consumer complaints of companies not passing on GST rate cut benefits are investigated by the Directorate General of Anti-profiteering (DGAP), which then submits its report to the NAA.

  • M&G Group gets CCI nod for subscription of Trustroot Internet bond, warrants Nov 21, 2022 08:50 PM IST

    M&G Group gets CCI nod for subscription of Trustroot Internet bond, warrants

    Under the green route, a deal which does not raise any risk of an appreciable adverse effect on competition is deemed to be approved on it being intimated to the competition watchdog.

  • RBI 'encouraged' us to go for HDFC-HDFC Bank merger, says Deepak Parekh Nov 04, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    RBI 'encouraged' us to go for HDFC-HDFC Bank merger, says Deepak Parekh

    Without the merger, HDFC had “disadvantages of being an NBFC and no advantage of a bank,” Parekh said

  • CCI fines Google, following in EU footsteps Oct 25, 2022 08:41 AM IST

    CCI fines Google, following in EU footsteps

    India needs to follow the European example and better regulate the digital space accessed by its residents. The issue is how effectively this can be done with as light a touch as possible

  • Antitrust watchdog CCI's ruling against Google and what it means for the smartphone ecosystem Oct 21, 2022 06:40 PM IST

    Antitrust watchdog CCI's ruling against Google and what it means for the smartphone ecosystem

    In a set of diktats, India's antitrust watchdog has prised open Google's playbook of preserving Android’s 96 percent market share in India's 600-million strong smartphone market.

  • Google says CCI penalty a 'major setback' for Indian consumers & businesses, will evaluate next steps Oct 21, 2022 05:44 PM IST

    Google says CCI penalty a 'major setback' for Indian consumers & businesses, will evaluate next steps

    CCI had imposed a penalty of Rs 1,337.76 crore on Google for abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in the Android Mobile device ecosystem, apart from issuing a cease and desist order

  • CCI order against Google a win for Indian app developers, battle still goes on: Indus OS' Rakesh Deshmukh Oct 21, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    CCI order against Google a win for Indian app developers, battle still goes on: Indus OS' Rakesh Deshmukh

    "The CCI order gives a window of opportunity for Indian app developers. But Google has still not provided a level playing field to players like us. We will continue fighting this battle," says Deshmukh.

  • CCI slaps penalties totalling Rs 392 crore on MakeMyTrip, Goibibo, Oyo Oct 19, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    CCI slaps penalties totalling Rs 392 crore on MakeMyTrip, Goibibo, Oyo

    A fine of Rs 223.48 crore has been slapped on Make My Trip-Goibibo (MMT-Go) and Rs 168.88 crore on OYO, according to a 131-page order.

  • Supreme Court dismisses plea by WhatsApp, Meta challenging CCI probe Oct 14, 2022 03:18 PM IST

    Supreme Court dismisses plea by WhatsApp, Meta challenging CCI probe

    CCI is investigating WhatsApp's privacy policy's impact on competition and the platforms' alleged abuse of dominant position in the market.

  • FM Sitharaman says CCI must fairly address issues arising from global mergers and acquisitions Oct 06, 2022 04:08 PM IST

    FM Sitharaman says CCI must fairly address issues arising from global mergers and acquisitions

    The Competition Commission must be more proactive in using its powers in areas which are posing some questions of fair competition, the minister added.

  • Bitter battle ahead? BillDesk shareholders prepare to sue Prosus for walking away from $4.7 billion deal Oct 04, 2022 07:49 PM IST

    Bitter battle ahead? BillDesk shareholders prepare to sue Prosus for walking away from $4.7 billion deal

    Prosus announced the termination of the deal yesterday. The news came after the acquisition received a go-ahead from the Competition Commission of India on September 5.

  • CCI clears acquisition of ports, power assets of Essar Group by ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel Sep 29, 2022 08:37 PM IST

    CCI clears acquisition of ports, power assets of Essar Group by ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel

    The deal covers port assets in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha as well as two power plants at Hazira and an electricity transmission line.

  • Max, Fortis, Apollo and other big hospital chains have been overcharging patients: CCI investigation Sep 23, 2022 10:28 AM IST

    Max, Fortis, Apollo and other big hospital chains have been overcharging patients: CCI investigation

    The potential penalty by India’s fair trade regulator could be steep. The CCI investigation is the first such action against exorbitant prices of medicines and services fixed by hospitals, which have operated free of regulation so far.

  • Distortions in digital market needs to be corrected promptly: CCI Sep 17, 2022 07:43 PM IST

    Distortions in digital market needs to be corrected promptly: CCI

    India is quickly becoming one of the largest and fastest-growing digital economies, thus any market distortions must be quickly fixed, according to Ashok Kumar Gupta, chairman of the Competition Commission of India.

  • Competition Commission of India rejects complaint against proposed PVR-INOX deal Sep 13, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    Competition Commission of India rejects complaint against proposed PVR-INOX deal

    The watchdog's order has come on a complaint filed against the proposed merger that would create the country's largest multiplex chain with a network of more than 1,500 screens.

  • Sony, Zee offer concessions to ease regulator's worry over merger Sep 12, 2022 06:51 PM IST

    Sony, Zee offer concessions to ease regulator's worry over merger

    The concessions are a bid to iron out antitrust worries of the Competition Commission of India (CCI), which in an August 3 notice warned the companies of further scrutiny

  • Explained | What is the role of Competition Commission of India Sep 12, 2022 10:25 AM IST

    Explained | What is the role of Competition Commission of India

    What the CCI does has assumed great significance amid rapid growth of technology and e-commerce domains as well as increasing mergers and acquisitions (M&As) across industries.

  • Cab aggregators need to set transparent policy on surge price revenue sharing: CCI Sep 09, 2022 08:14 PM IST

    Cab aggregators need to set transparent policy on surge price revenue sharing: CCI

    On description and calculation of fares, CCI has recommended that companies publish the break-up of total fare so as to appropriately reflect the surge component in the invoice generated on the App and sent to the riders and drivers.

  • Delhi HC dismisses WhatsApp, Facebook appeals against CCI probe Aug 25, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    Delhi HC dismisses WhatsApp, Facebook appeals against CCI probe

    The appeal was filed by WhatsApp and Facebook against a single-judge bench order that allowed CCI to probe WhatsApp's 2021 updated privacy policy.

  • Amazon moves SC, challenges NCLAT order upholding CCI's suspension of Future deal Jul 29, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    Amazon moves SC, challenges NCLAT order upholding CCI's suspension of Future deal

    In June, NCLAT had agreed with CCI finding that Amazon did not disclose its strategic interest in the Future group companies. The antitrust body had had in December 2021 kept its approval for the deal in abeyance

  • Competition watchdog issues order against Chennai trailer owners Jul 22, 2022 03:08 PM IST

    Competition watchdog issues order against Chennai trailer owners

    The trailer owners in the southern city had set a cap of 20 trailers that each container freight station could own and operate and also forced them to pay unsustainable freight rates

  • CCI asks Trailer Owner Associations to cease and desist from anti-competitive practices Jul 21, 2022 04:10 PM IST

    CCI asks Trailer Owner Associations to cease and desist from anti-competitive practices

    The CCI noted that a cease and desist order would subserve the ends of justice in the case.

  • NCLAT judgment in Amazon-Future case sends a strong message, say experts Jun 13, 2022 07:00 PM IST

    NCLAT judgment in Amazon-Future case sends a strong message, say experts

    The setback faced by Amazon is also likely to act as a cautionary tale for others who are likely to seek CCI approval in line with regulatory compliance, legal experts believe.

  • NCLAT upholds CCI ruling to suspend approval for Amazon-Future deal Jun 13, 2022 10:42 AM IST

    NCLAT upholds CCI ruling to suspend approval for Amazon-Future deal

    NCLAT has also upheld the penalty of Rs 200 crore imposed on Amazon and has directed the e-commerce giant to pay it within 45 days from today.

  • Delhi High Court agrees to hear Cloudtail's challenge against CCI raids on July 15 Jun 08, 2022 08:51 PM IST

    Delhi High Court agrees to hear Cloudtail's challenge against CCI raids on July 15

    Cloudtail questioned raids on its premises on the ground that it is not named as a party in the probe order. CCI said Cloudtail's status as an alleged preferred seller on Amazon is being probed.