Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
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Topic: CCI

New market, new problems—unfair trade practices rising with ‘Digital India’. CCI, take note

There is a fine line between acceptable and unacceptable market competition—and the law needs to carefully outline when to intervene, and when not to.

India doesn’t need a media market regulator. Industry actually needs more economic freedom

Economic regulations make it harder to recoup investments made on content and drive firms towards consolidation for greater efficiencies.

Are Zomato & Swiggy helping restaurant business or hurting it? Why CCI has ordered a probe

Aggregators are accused of monopolising market and imposing their own price terms on partner restaurants. Complaint in CCI was filed by restaurant-owners' body.

E-retail firm Shopee is ‘Chinese, entered India illegally’: Traders’ body wants action from govt

In a letter to Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal as well as Competition Commission of India, CAIT alleges Shopee came to India under complex structure to hoodwink govt. 

Carlsberg India, United Breweries, others fined Rs 873 cr for cartelisation in beer sale

CCI directed United Breweries and Carlsberg India to pay penalties of approximately Rs 750 crore and Rs 120 crore, besides passing a cease-and-desist order.

CCI says Google plea over ‘leaked’ report attempt to frustrate Delhi HC proceedings

The tech giant, in its statement to Delhi HC, had alleged that a confidential investigation report on Android submitted by the DG's office to CCI was leaked to the media.

SC refuses to hear Amazon, Flipkart pleas against CCI probe in antitrust case

The bench noted that challenging the enquiry is like wanting a notice before the registration of an FIR and asked the e-commerce giants to submit themselves to the probe by the CCI.

Delhi HC refuses to stay CCI notice to Facebook, WhatsApp in probe into privacy policy

The case relates to Facebook and WhatsApp's appeals against an order dismissing their pleas against the probe CCI ordered into the instant messaging app's new privacy policy.

Ensure no ‘omission or commission’ result in undermining market processes — Sitharaman to CCI

The finance minister stressed that the CCI should pro-actively take things in order to be 'ahead of the curve' as well as make sure the market conditions are kept sacrosanct.

‘WhatsApp privacy policy may lead to stalking of consumers’ — CCI tells Delhi HC

The submission was made by senior advocate Aman Lekhi on behalf of Competition Commission of India in defence of its order for probe into the new privacy policy of WhatsApp.

On Camera

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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