Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated across India.
Firecrackers are much in demand during the festival season. There is a stricter ban on noise-producing fireworks in West Bengal than other states.
Meanwhile, the prices of firecrackers has gone up because the traders want to compensate losses. Calcutta Police Commissioner has asked the Director General of Police, Bengal, to crack down on illegal firecracker units in districts.
Gautam Gupta has the details.