World Bulletin / News Desk
The Election Commission said such a large number of appointments ahead of November’s general election violated the electoral code of conduct.
Three members of the Rashtriya Prajatantra Party were sworn-in, making the party the fifth to join the governing coalition under Deuba, 71.
Dipak Bohora took the oath as science and technology minister, Bikram Panday joined to head the Forestry Ministry while Sunil Bahadur Thapa was appointed industry minister.
Deuba, who leads Nepali Congress, the largest parliamentary party, returned to power in June after 12 years.
During previous periods in office he had appointed dozens of ministers to shore up the support of coalition partners.
The opposition Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) criticized the creation of the “jumbo Cabinet”.
Nepal has had a series of unstable coalition governments since 2006, when a 10-year civil war that had left 16,000 dead ended. Deuba’s government is tenth in the last 10 years.
None of the country’s 100 political parties have been able to garner a majority of seats in the parliament, forcing political parties to cobble together short-lived coalition administrations.
One of the poorest countries in the world, foreign-aid dependent Nepal was last month hit by devastating floods and landslides that left 150 dead and tens of thousands homeless.
Deuba’s government faces a host of challenges, including parliamentary and provincial elections in November.
Nepal has 22 government ministries but Deuba has appointed three deputy prime ministers, 27 ministers and 24 state ministers.
Ri Yong-ho told the General Assembly that Trump's vow to "totally destroy" his country if necessary had made "our rockets' visit to the entire US mainland all the more inevitable."
The China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said in a statement late Saturday that study of infrasonic data determined "the incident is not a nuclear explosion, but had the nature of a natural earthquake".
The hermit state's foreign minister meanwhile derided Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" at the United Nations, while the US president fired back on Twitter with fresh threats.
Bangladesh's four mobile phone providers were threatened with fines if they provide any of the nearly 430,000 newly arrived refugees from Myanmar with phone plans while the ban is in force.
Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said the number of people fleeing their homes surrounding the volcano had tripled since Friday amid growing alarm that Mount Agung could erupt at any moment.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing in the west of the Afghan capital.
Foreign Minister Alan Peter Cayetano said the country, being a sovereign nation, expects respects from the United Nations
Such set-piece rallies, organised by the authorities, are a regular feature of political life in Pyongyang, and are intended as a physical demonstration of popular support for the leadership.
Passage of Bangsamoro Basic Law will convince other Moro rebel groups to disarm and unite, says MILF's Ghazali Jaafar
Punjab and Haryana High Court frees 3 rape convicts on bail, blame victim for act
It could be at least another two weeks before the outcome is known after Prime Minister Bill English's National party fell just short of confirming a fourth-term in power.
Sea King Helicopter fires missile in open sea and successfully hits target, says navy spokesman
The epicenter is roughly the same as that of a previous shallow earthquake on September 3, which turned out to be caused by a North Korean nuclear test, the official Xinhua news agency said.
No Indian role under new US South Asia and Afghanistan policy is acceptable, says Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif
Duterte: "We will not celebrate, after all have been said and done, we will just go out quietly. No one wins this war."
Moreover, the death risk for the Rakhine natives continues due to malnutrition and unsanitary environment even after they flee to Bangladesh.