Almost 30% new customers for Amazon.in come from Amazon Fashion. Our apparels category is one of the top performing categories on amazon.in and was the highest selling product category by units, for Amazon.in in the recently concluded Great Indian Sale,” Sirdeshmukh said. While some of the ‘best deals’ on Flipkart included - Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, Apple iPhone 6S, Panasonic HD TV, Air Conditioner brands and Moto G5 Plus all with discounts up to 15-20%. However, despite its offers on consumer electronics the company said this helped in improving sales of other categories. “On day 2 of the sale (May 15), Flipkart was seen promoting deals on mobiles which led to a huge spike in sales of relevant cross categories like men's clothing and men's footwear,” Vasudev said. Home to brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Vero Moda, Adidas, Puma, Reebok, Amazon.in has launched 150 new brands. Amazon told Zeebiz that high street fashion brands sales were growing at a faster pace. “It is interesting to note that brands like Arrow, Levis, Fila, Sparx, Woodland saw growth upwards of 11 times,” Sirdeshmukh said. Further he added, “Majority of our top fashion brands saw a spike of over nine times across categories.
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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. "It is time UNRWA be dismantled and merged with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees," Netanyahu said. Referring to a meeting he held in Jerusalem on Wednesday with Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Netanyahu said: "I told her it was time the United Nations re-examine UNRWA's existence." UNRWA was established by the U.N. General Assembly in 1949 after hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes in the 1948 war that followed Israel's creation. It says it currently aids five million registered Palestinian refugees in the Middle East.