UPDATE: Nearly two months after the CCI passed its order, Reuters, quoting two sources, reported that Google had filed its appeal on Monday.
First, the news. On Thursday, India’s anti-trust regulator, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), issued an order which found Google to have abused its dominant position in “online general web search” and the “web search advertising business in India”. The regulator has imposed a penalty of Rs 135.8 crore ($21 million) which Google has to deposit within 60 days. Sources The Ken spoke with confirmed that Google will file an appeal with the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal against the order in the coming days.