Dipa Karmakar is an Indian artistic gymnast. She was born on August 9, 1993, in Tripura, India. In 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in Olympics and she attained 4th position in Women's Vault Gymnastics event with an overall score of 15.066. She is among the five women who have successfully landed the Produnova https://twitter.com/dipakarmakar
23 Feb 2019
#NewsBytesExclusive: An interview with India's 'Small Wonder' Gymnast Dipa Karmakar
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar became a household name after her stunning performance at Rio 2016 Olympics.
23 Jan 2019
Sachin Tendulkar launches gymnast Dipa Karmakar's biography
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar launched a book on gymnast Dipa Karmakar at an event in Mumbai.
22 Aug 2018
Asian Games: Injured Dipa Karmakar pulls out of team finals
Star Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar today pulled out of the artistic team finals of the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia due to a knee injury.
15 Aug 2018
Will provide corruption-free govt: Tripura CM in maiden I-Day speech
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, in his maiden Independence Day address today, assured people that he would strive to provide an unbiased and corruption-free government.
09 Jul 2018
Dipa Karmakar scripts history at the Gymnastics World Challenge Cup
Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar made the country proud, yet again, as she clinched the gold medal in the vault event of the Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Turkey.
02 Jun 2018
Tripura will develop 56-inch chest if youth take fitness: Deb
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today said if the youth of the state take Union Sports Minister's fitness challenge, the health of Tripura would improve, too.
08 Mar 2018
Women's Day: Sportswomen who took Indian sports to new heights
Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to social media on International Women's Day to celebrate his wife Anushka Sharma's achievements.
15 Aug 2017
This Independence Day, let's revisit all things 'India'
There'll always be complaints, something to be unhappy about, but we can't ignore the very significant event that happened 70 years ago: India became independent.
30 Mar 2017
Virat Kohli receives the Padma Shri award
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was presented with the Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
05 Mar 2017
Sakshi Malik unhappy with govt
Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik has expressed disappointment toward the government of Haryana, saying the incentives promised to her by the Haryana government have yet to be received.
31 Jan 2017
Bindra, Gopichand named in India's Olympic task force
Nation's only Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra and former Olympian and badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand have been named in the Sports Ministry's eight member task force to prepare a detailed action plan for the next three Olympic Games.
25 Jan 2017
Virat Kohli, Sakshi Malik to receive Padma Shri
Some of the Padma awardees of 2017 are as under:
25 Jan 2017
MS Dhoni, PV Sindhu will feature in Padma Award list
Central Government has cleared names of India's Olympians Sakshi Malik, PV Sindhu and her coach, P Gopichand for this year's Padma Awards.
31 Dec 2016
Girls make India proud at 2016 Rio Olympics
India sent its largest ever contingent of 117 athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics held in August 2016.
30 Dec 2016
Dipa Karmakar buys new car after returning the BMW
Olympian gymnast Dipa Karmakar has bought a new car after returning the BMW, presented to her by Hyderabad District Badminton Association after her performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
22 Dec 2016
Indian golfers yet to receive preparatory money for Rio Olympics
Indian golfers SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri are yet to receive amount of Rs.30 lakh, promised to them as the preparatory money for the 2016 Rio Olympics from the Sports Ministry.
13 Nov 2016
What did India achieve in sports this year?
Starting with the Rio Olympics held in August, then Paralympics in September and Kabaddi World Cup in October, sports was one of the main trending topics in India this year.
21 Oct 2016
Tripura govt to repair roads for Dipa's BMW
After Dipa Karmakar spoke of the inconvenience of driving a BMW on Agartala's roads, the Tripura government has earmarked Rs.78 crore for renovating the road outside her house, leading to Agartala Medical College.
13 Oct 2016
Money instead of BMW for Dipa Karmakar
Dipa Karmakar clarified that the only reason she wanted to return the BMW gifted to her by Sachin Tendulkar was because she was having trouble using and maintaining it.
11 Oct 2016
Dipa Karmakar to return BMW to Sachin
Sources have stated that Dipa Karmakar has decided to return the BMW X1 presented to her by Sachin Tendulkar.
30 Sep 2016
Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists
Indian Government has announced a total cash prize of Rs.90 lakh for the four medal winners of the 2016 Paralympics.
26 Sep 2016
Sakshi's coach yet to see any reward from govt
Kuldeep Malik, coach of India's Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik said he was handed a photocopied cheque by the Haryana government, and was yet to see any actual reward.
24 Sep 2016
After Dipa, is there a hope for Indian gymnastics?
At Rio, Dipa Karmakar created history by becoming the first Indian to make it to the final of a gymnastics event at Olympics.
19 Sep 2016
Paralympic Medalists will be awarded Khel Ratna: Indian Sports Minister
Treating Paralympians as equals with Olympians, Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel stated that next year onwards, paralympic medalists will be bestowed with the Khel Ratna.
15 Sep 2016
Sports Minister non-committal on awarding Khel Ratna to Paralympic medalists
On Wednesday, Sports Minister Vijay Goel refused to commit if Rio Paralympics medalists would be conferred with the highest sporting honour in the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
01 Sep 2016
Whose fault - Sports Ministry's or Athletes?
Athletes preparing for the Olympics were demoralized for long with the bureaucracy's rigidity which had consistently hampered and hindered their training programmes.
28 Aug 2016
Sakshi, Sindhu, Dipa, Gopichand presented with BMWs by Sachin
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who was also India's goodwill ambassador to the Olympics, presented PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand with BMW cars for their performances.
24 Aug 2016
Sakshi Malik appointed 'Beti Bachao' ambassador
Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik has been appointed the 'Beti Bachao' ambassador of Haryana in a rousing welcome after her return from Rio.
23 Aug 2016
Athletics Federation of India denies OP Jaisha's allegations
The AFI has denied claims made by marathon runner OP Jaisha that the Indian contingent was not provided adequate water during the race.
22 Aug 2016
Where were the Indian officials during Women's marathon?
Indian officials have been a cause of embarrassment yet again, at the Rio Olympics.
18 Aug 2016
Sakshi Malik brings in India's first victory at Rio Games
23-year old wrestler, Sakshi Malik in the early hours of 18th August, 2016, won India's first medal at the Rio Olympics, 2016.
17 Aug 2016
Khel Ratna recommended for Dipa Karmakar
23-year-old Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar was recommended for receiving the highest Indian sporting honour, the Khel Ratna award.
15 Aug 2016
Dipa Karmakar's extraordinary feat at 2016 Olympics
On 10th August 2016 at the 2016 Olympic Test Event, Karmakar became the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the vault finals at the Olympics, with a score of 14.833.
15 Aug 2016
Dipa misses bronze by whisker, wins hearts
Dipa Karmakar made India proud as she is the first Indian woman to reach finals of gymnastic event.
13 Aug 2016
Goel calls the organiser's charges as 'misunderstanding'
Union sports minister Vijay Goel clarified that all charges of misconduct against him and his escorts at the Rio Olympics were a "misunderstanding", striving to push back against the statements that have outraged sports fans.
08 Aug 2016
Indian women hold Japan in a draw
The Indian women's hockey team fought hard against Japan, ending the match in a 2-2 draw in their opening match at the Olympics.