Competition Commission of India: News

ITC gets CCI nod for hotel business demerger

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has given its approval for the demerger of ITC's hotel business into a separate entity.

25 May 2024

Mukesh Ambani

Reliance seeks CCI approval for Viacom18-Star India's $8.5B merger

Reliance Industries has sought approval from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for an $8.5 billion merger between Viacom18 and Star India Pvt Ltd (SIPL).

05 Jan 2024


DHL, FedEx, UPS under Indian probe for controlling prices together

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is investigating several delivery companies, including Germany's DHL, US-based United Parcel Service (UPS), and FedEx, for alleged collusion on discounts and tariffs.

27 Jun 2023


Google reaches Supreme Court against NCLAT order upholding CCI penalty

The Google v/s Competition Commission of India (CCI) battle has reached the Supreme Court again.

17 May 2023


Google justifies new in-app billing policy as criticism mounts 

Google's new payments policy has invited the ire of app developers and start-ups. The company has now come out in defense of the policy that went into effect on April 26.

17 Apr 2023


Google withdraws SC appeal against NCLAT order: Here's why

The Supreme Court of India was supposed to hear Google's appeal against a National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order today.

26 Jan 2023


Google makes sweeping changes to the Android ecosystem in India 

Last week, the Supreme Court of India refused to entertain Google's plea against a Competition Commission of India (CCI) order asking the company to change its business practices related to Android.

19 Jan 2023


Supreme Court rejects Google's appeal against CCI Android antitrust ruling

Google's Android dominance in India might be nearing an end. On Thursday, the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) ruling which denied the tech giant a stay in the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) order imposing a penalty of Rs. 1,337.76 crore.

Google "contrived emergency" in seeking stay on Android anti-trust ruling

The Supreme Court of India, on Monday, said it will hear Google's plea against the Competition Commission of India (CCI) order on the Android ecosystem on January 18.

10 Jan 2023


Google challenges CCI's Android antitrust ruling in the Supreme Court

Google's battle against the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has reached the country's apex court. The tech giant has challenged the competition watchdog's antitrust ruling in the Supreme Court of India.

06 Jan 2023


Google will challenge CCI's antitrust ruling in the Supreme Court

Earlier this week, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) refused to grant Google a stay against a Competition Commission of India (CCI) order imposing Rs. 1,336.7 crore penalty.

04 Jan 2023


NCLAT rejects Google's plea seeking interim stay against CCI order

In a blow for Google, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has refused to stay the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) order against the tech giant.

31 Oct 2022


Google plans to challenge CCI penalties worth Rs. 2,274 crore

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently imposed two penalties amounting to a total of Rs. 2,274 crore on Google.

21 Oct 2022


CCI fines Google Rs. 1,338 crore for anti-competitive practices

Google has been slapped with a Rs. 1,337.76 crore ($161.9 million) fine by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for its anti-competitive practices related to the Android ecosystem.

04 Jan 2022

Delhi High Court

In setback for Future Group, Delhi HC rejects new plea

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by Future Group seeking to quash the arbitration proceedings with Amazon in Singapore.

19 Sep 2021


Competition Commission of India says Google abused Android's dominance

According to a Competition Commission of India (CCI) report seen by Reuters, the Commission has concluded that Google flexed its "huge financial muscle," stifled competition, and prevented Android alternatives from developing in India.

02 Sep 2021


Apple slapped with antitrust complaint alleging unfair fees in India

Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has been hit with an antitrust filing in India against its 30% commission on in-app purchases, according to documents seen by Reuters.

10 Nov 2020


India launches antitrust investigation against Google over payments app

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Monday ordered a probe against tech giant Google over alleged abuse of its dominant position in its app store to promote its payments service.

07 Oct 2020


Google accused of abusing Android TV's dominance in India: Report

Google is facing a new antitrust case in India.

26 Aug 2020


Amazon accused of unfair business practices in India: Details here

Amazon's antitrust troubles are not just limited to the United States or the European Union.

17 Jan 2020

Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal snubs Bezos's $1bn investment announcement, Chidambaram slams him

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos came to India bearing gifts. The world's richest man promised to invest $1 billion to digitize small businesses, but this offer was welcomed rudely.

15 Jan 2020


Jeff Bezos investing $1 billion to digitize India's small businesses

Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has said that his company, Amazon, will invest as much as $1 billion (approximately Rs. 7,100 crore) to digitize small businesses in India.

14 Jan 2020


Indian government to investigate Flipkart and Amazon: Here's why

Leading e-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon India have landed under the scanner of the Indian government.

07 Sep 2019

OYO Rooms

OYO founder Ritesh booked for cheating hotelier of Rs. 1cr

OYO Hotels Founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal has been booked by the Whitefield police in Bengaluru on charges of cheating and criminal breach.

08 Nov 2018


CCI concludes Flipkart, Amazon not violating norms, rejects vendors' complaints

Fair trade watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) has concluded that the business practices of Flipkart and Amazon aren't in violation of competition norms and rejected allegations of abuse of market dominance made by a grouping of online vendors.

02 Jul 2018


10 lakh traders to protest against Flipkart-Walmart deal today

Around 10 lakh traders are launching a country-wide protest against the multibillion dollar deal between Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart and US-based retail giant Walmart.

09 Feb 2018


Google penalized with Rs. 136cr fine for abusing market position

National antitrust watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of Rs. 136 crore on tech giant Google for indulging in "search bias" and abusing its dominant position in online web search and online search advertising markets.

CCI imposes Rs. 52 crore penalty on BCCI

Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 52.24 crore on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for its anti-competitive practices with respect to IPL media rights.

27 Jun 2017


HDFC Life, Max rejig merger plans after IRDA's cancellation

Post Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) rejection of HDFC Life Insurance Co. Ltd and Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd's three-step union, the two firms have extended their merger deadline and have come up with a new structure in compliance with all norms.

26 Jun 2017


Banks not responsible for loss of valuables in lockers: RTI

If there is a burglary or theft at the bank where you have your safety deposit box and the perpetrators end up stealing the valuables that are present in the box, the bank will not compensate you for it.

10 Jun 2017


Govt plans more SBI-like mergers to create global-sized banks

Reports say that the Finance Ministry is now planning to replicate the success it has made with SBI's merger with its five associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank.

14 May 2017


Cancer drug gets embroiled in the prevailing Indian pharma conflict

Indian pharma is currently waging a war against Roche, a Swiss-based pharma major that has monopoly over a cancer drug, which can be provided at a much cheaper rate.

28 Apr 2017


Deep nexus: Swiss firm Roche allegedly blocked cheaper cancer drugs

Competition Commission of India, the country's anti-trust regulator, has ordered a probe against Swiss drug maker Roche, which was allegedly attempting to maintain monopoly in the breast cancer drug market.