INTERNATIONAL

Indian Police Uses Water Cannon To Disperse Protesters

Police in India's central Bhopal city used water cannon and baton-charged to disperse protesters and members of India's main opposition Congress party, who took out a rally supporting the farmers' cause.

In northern Dehradun city, protesters supporting the farmers who say the new laws threaten their livelihoods, scuffled with the police during a tractor march.

Eleven round of talks between the Indian government and protesting farmers over three new contentious farm laws have failed to end the months-long deadlock.

Farm leaders said hundreds of thousands of farmers from neighboring states including Haryana, Punjab, and western Uttar Pradesh would drive tractors through New Delhi on January 26, the Indian Republic Day.