India antitrust body investigating Google – minister

India’s antitrust regulator has launched a probe against Google Inc over alleged anti-competitive practices by the U.S. Internet search giant, following a complaint by a consumer advocacy group, a federal minister said on Monday.The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has received information about contravention of an Indian competition rule by Google, R.P.N. Singh, minister of state for corporate affairs, told lawmakers in a written reply to a question, according to a government statement.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/08/13/uk-google-india-antitrust-idUKBRE87C0N020120813Also see:Google being investigated by India’s antitrust agency [IDG]
Competition Commission of India, the country’s antitrust agency, has launched a probe against Google for alleged anti-competitive practices following a complaint by a consumer watchdog group, a federal minister told Parliament on Monday, according to the country’s Press Information Bureau.Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) International approached the CCI, which has quasi-legal authority, to investigate into the potential misuse by Google of its dominant position in online search and search-related advertising markets, following the company’s investigation by the European Commission and antitrust agencies in other jurisdictions, Udai Singh Mehta, associate director at CUTS said on Tuesday.
www.computerworld.com.au/article/433521/google_being_investigated_by_india_antitrust_agency/

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