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CCI slaps Rs 1.36-bn fine on Google for unfair business practices

CCI said Google was abusing its dominance in online web search and online search advertising markets

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

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Country's antitrust watchdog on Thursday imposed a Rs 1.36 billion ($21.17 million) fine on for "search bias", in the latest regulatory setback for the world's most popular internet search engine.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said Google, a unit of U.

S. firm Alphabet Inc, was abusing its dominance in online web search and online search advertising markets.

"was found to be indulging in practices of search bias and by doing so, it causes harm to its competitors as well as to users," the said in its order.

The company will need to deposit the fine within 60 days, the commission said.

($1 = 64.2500 Indian rupees)

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First Published: Thu, February 08 2018. 20:09 IST
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