Palestinian refugee agency FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem June 11, 2017. REUTERS/Ariel Schalit/Pool/File Photo U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley stands next to Danny Danon, Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, as she tours what Israel says is a terror tunnel built by Hamas, near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, in a handout picture taken on June 8, 2017. Matty Stern/Courtesy of U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv/Handout via REUTERS JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for the dismantling of the U.N. agency that aids millions of Palestinian refugees, accusing it of anti-Israeli incitement and saying he had conveyed his message to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Adnan Abu Hasna, a Gaza-based spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), said Netanyahu was pursuing a "fantasy". The United States, Israel's main ally, was the biggest donor to UNRWA last year, pledging $368 million. In public remarks to his cabinet at its weekly meeting, Netanyahu said UNRWA perpetuated, rather than solved, the Palestinian refugee problem and that anti-Israeli incitement was rife in its institutions, which includes schools.
Apparels and furniture are being offered for sale on e-commerce platforms Flipkart and Amazon India at discounts of up to 80%. While men's apparel under brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Lee and Arrow are up for grabs at a 70% cut, Prime members on Amazon are getting a minimum of 50% off of on clothing and accessories from UCB and Indigo Nation. Sportswear from Puma and Reebok are also being made available at a cut of up to 70% on Amazon, whereas ethnic wear like sarees and kurtas is up for sale for as much as 80% discounts on Flipkart. This includes a range of brands like Global Desi, Aurelia and W. As per the rates announced by the GST Council for the textiles industry, customers can expect a surge in the prices of garments of over Rs 1,000. While ready-made clothing below that mark will also be taxed at 5%, those above that price range will be slapped with a 12% tax rate. And these online deals are not just restricted to fashion. Products from categories like home furnishings and interior design are also flying off the shelves. Shoppers can sit tight and avail of minimum 60% discounts on a range of items on Amazon including coffee tables, bean bags and wall shelves. Sellers are also offering premium products like recliners and sofa beds at 30% and 40% reduction on MRPs, respectively. Flipkart is also giving an extra 20% off on furnitures from HomeTown including modular closets and shoe cabinets.
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