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Ohio(US): An Indian Origin man’s appeal was not accepted in a sexual assault case by the Supreme Court of Ohio state in the USA.

Upholding the February 2015 conviction by a Logan County Common Pleas jury in Ohio for kidnapping and gross sexual imposition, the court refused to accept the plea of Gurwinder Singh, 28, who is serving a nine-year sentence for sexual assault on a woman, examiner.org reported on Tuesday.

The assault occurred at the Valero gas station in Stokes Township in Ohio on February 25, 2013, where he worked at the time. He was labelled a Tier-II sex offender requiring him to register with authorities for 25 years.

He had entered a guilty plea to rape in 2013 and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Singh took the case to trial in February 2015. He was found guilty of both charges and given a nine-year sentence. He is also facing deportation. His appeal was declined which makes his case even weaker and his chances to face the jail increase much more. (IANS)

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NASA Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

NASA began operations on Oct. 1, 1958

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NASA Administrator James Bridenstine delivers remarks as he tours the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. VOA

NASA chiefs going back 30 years have come together to mark the space agency’s 60th anniversary.

Five former NASA administrators joined current boss Jim Bridenstine in Orlando on Monday. It was the largest gathering ever of NASA heads and included every administrator since 1989. The conference was arranged by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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NASA’s Opporutnity Rover. Flickr

The longest-serving administrator, Daniel Goldin of the 1990s, told Bridenstine there’s more to the company than human spaceflight and that the science and technology programs can help draw more public support.

Richard Truly of the post-Challenger shuttle era agreed, but noted humans need to explore.

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It was the largest gathering ever of NASA heads. Pixabay

Bridenstine, meanwhile, ran down NASA’s latest plans for sending astronauts back to the moon.

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Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin was present for the panel discussion.

The Company  began operations on Oct. 1, 1958. (VOA)

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