HOUSTON — Terrence Jones isn’t where he was before an extended absence because of a leg injury.But if Friday night is any indication, he’s getting pretty close.Jones scored a season-high 26 points, James Harden made the tiebreaking free throw with 43 seconds left and followed that with a jumper, and the Houston Rockets beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-98.Jones also led the Rockets with 12 rebounds, in his 11th game back since missing almost three months with nerve inflammation in his left leg.“I still have a little bit of issues here now and then, but right now I’m feeling very comfortable out there, just bringing a lot of energy and I think it’s helping out the team a lot,” Jones said.Coach Kevin McHale was impressed with his work on Feb. 27. “He had some good putbacks and finished around the basket,” McHale said. “He’s looking good and we needed that tonight.”Harden, who played after spraining his right ankle on Feb. 25, shot just 4 for 15 for 15 points, but had 12 assists in a game where five Rockets scored in double figures.“The beauty of this team is that we’ve been good battling adversity all year,” Harden said. “This is another case where we didn’t let it get to us, we just stayed relaxed and made the right plays down the stretch.”The Rockets won their fourth straight overall and have defeated the Nets eight straight times in Houston.Mason Plumlee and Deron Williams had 15 points apiece for the Nets.“We felt like we kind of gave that one away,” Williams said. “That was our game to have and we just made a couple of mistakes and we didn’t get a stop when we needed it.”The game was tied with 43.6 seconds left when rookie Markel Brown fouled Harden away from the ball before Houston got the ball in after a timeout, and he made the free throw.Harden then crossed Brown over and stepped back to hit a jump shot to make it 98-95, smiling broadly and doing a little shoulder shake to celebrate the basket.Williams made a layup to cut Houston’s lead to one, but Jason Terry made a pair of free throws to push it to 100-97. Joe Johnson made a free throw for Brooklyn after that, but Jones made two free throws to secure the victory.The Nets were up by five after a tip-in by Brook Lopez with 2 1/2 minutes left before a basket by Jones and a 3-pointer by Pat Beverley tied it at 95.Houston led by a point early in the fourth quarter when Alan Anderson got the Nets going, scoring the first five points of a 9-0 run that made it 86-78 with 7 minutes left.The Rockets broke an almost four-minute scoring drought on a basket by Donatas Motiejunas with 6 minutes remaining and Trevor Ariza’s 3-pointer a few seconds later cut Brooklyn’s lead to 86-83.Brooklyn scored five quick points to stretch the lead to eight before Houston used a 7-2 spurt, capped by a three-point play by Ariza, to get within 93-90 with 3 minutes left.Brooklyn was up by five with about 5 minutes left in the first half before Houston used an 8-2 run to take its first lead of the game at 51-50. The Nets closed the quarter with a 7-2 run to take a 57-53 lead at halftime.(KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Fashion has always been an ever changing phenomenon as designers have tried to enhance beautiful outfits form various materials. And this time Khadi has come to the centre stage of fashion. YES Institute organised a seminal panel discussion under its ‘Craft in India’ series, ‘The Poetics of Khadi: Cutting across Time and Space’ recently at Bikaner House, New Delhi. The discussion was devoted to the idea of “Swadharma towards the country” and philosophy of ‘Gandhi’s khadi’ traversing human lives and humanity in the 21st century. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe story of Khadi still resonates from the perspective to create better and alternative societies. Lok Sabha MP, Meenakshi Lekhi, fashion designer Ritu Beri, granddaughter of Mahatama Gandhi, Geeta Goradia, Textile/Visual artist Shelly Jyoti and renowned Gandhian thinker Varsha Das attended the event as panelists.Geeta Goradia, grand niece of Maganlal Gandhi, nephew of Mahatma Gandhi shared her experience of living with Khadi as the mainstay fabric of the Gandhi family, resonating with the low carbon footprint values. She stressed that continuous innovation is need of the time and suggested that KVIC should replicate Amul cooperative movement in the Khadi sector. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMeenakshi Lekhi, spoke about Khadi being transformed into a fashion fabric through efforts of KVIC and Ritu Beri’s ‘Vichar Vastra’. She discussed about the need to bring a change in the value system of the society so that Khadi is no longer fabric of the politicians and rural India, but a fabric of the urban youth. Inspired from Gandhi’s thought she said, “Khadi vastra nahi vichar hai”. She also said, “One needs to sell the idea of participating in the Khadi movement as the idea of nation building to change the perception. We need to support the Khadi village industry. It should be about my country, my values. We must believe in executing Swadharma”. Ritu Beri illustrated the journey of her creations in Khadi, ‘Vichar Vastra’ available at affordable prices at Khadi Gram Udyog, Connaught Place. “Khadi is an intellectual fabric, the thought of Bapu as he envisioned a great nation. Khadi is a social equalizer. When the crushed look of linen can be promoted so can the crushed look of Khadi. I believe that India is the connoisseur of luxury but sadly has no mention in the global market. I have set up Luxury League to promote the idea of Indian connoisseurship and India’s heritage.”
Kolkata: By-poll to five assembly constituencies of West Bengal will be held on May 19 and the votes there will be counted along with those of all the Lok Sabha seats, the Election Commission said. The five assembly seats – Darjeeling, Islampur, Kandi, Habibpur (ST) and Bhatpara – fell vacant after the sitting MLAs resigned following their nomination to contest the Lok Sabha elections. Polling for the parliamentary constituencies of Darjeeling and Raiganj were held on April 18. Islampur assembly seat falls under Raiganj LS constituency. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Kandi assembly segment is under Baharampur Lok Sabha constituency where polling will be held in the fourth phase on April 29. Habibpur falls under Malda Uttar parliamentary seat and Bhatpara under Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency. These two seats will go to polls on April 23 and May 6 respectively. The Election Commission on Saturday night said the notification for the by-polls will be issued on April 22. While the last day for filing nomination will be April 29, the last date of withdrawal of candidature will be May 2.
Kolkata: A youth identified as Subodh Sharma was arrested for allegedly molesting a girl on Monday night at the Survey Park area. Sharma was detained by local residents and he was reportedly beaten up by them.According to the police, on Monday, around 10:45 pm, the girl was returning home, which is close to the incident spot. While she was walking down the road, Sharma, who was riding a bike, moved towards her from the opposite direction. While passing by her Sharma allegedly stared at her. But the girl did not pay attention. However, the girl saw that Sharma took a U turn after he passed by her. This time while passing by her he pulled her clothes and tried to quickly escape from the incident site. However, the girl spontaneously got on the pillion seat of the bike while he was trying to escape and started screaming. Sharma realised that he could be caught so he bit her on the finger to set himself free. Her finger started bleeding but she kept on shouting. Hearing the girl scream, local residents came out of their homes and nabbed Sharma while he was trying to escape. He was immediately caught and the girl was rescued. Later, she was rushed to a local hospital for first-aid. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataLocal residents beat up Sharma for molesting the girl. Later, Survey park police station was informed. After sleuths reached the spot, Sharma was handed over to the police. The girl along with her parents went to the police station and lodged a complaint against Sharma. Based on the complaint a FIR was initiated under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) of the IPC.