Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | ePaper

BREAKING NEWS:

Readers’ Forum

  • Print
App-based ride-sharing services

In Bangladesh, ride-sharing relies on a peer-to-peer driver-partner concept, according to which drivers team up with a particular company like Uber, Pathao, etc. These app-based platforms act as a medium between the driver and passengers.
While the service is hailed by many as an alternative to public transport in our congestion-prone city, customers often experience issues with inexperienced and untrained drivers. There are other daunting issues such as the lack of helmets, masks or raincoat for passengers.
There's no legal framework yet to regulate the burgeoning industry - a loophole that unscrupulous policemen at times try to exploit. The absence of regulation also means that the passengers' interests are less protected.

Mahamudul Hasan
East West University

More News For this Category

Take steps to stop fatal gas explosions and feel accountable

IN the latest incident of gas pipeline explosions, a man and his wife were roasted alive and 6 others, including three women and a minor boy, sustained burn injuries in

To govt press freedom is not the spirit of Liberation War

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on October 15 dismissed any possibility of talks with the Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) on the Digital Security Act, saying there is no scope for discussions

Strategies for disaster reduction

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :Disaster has been defined by various individuals and organizations in various ways depending on their nature of understanding and on the ways of focusing the issue.

Green banking in emerging markets

Philippe Le Houérou :This past fiscal year, 36 percent of our own accounts and mobilization supported climate-smart projects - up from 12 percent a decade ago. Since May, we have

Leadership in young girls

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca  :On October 11, we will mark the International Day of the Girl by acknowledging the value and contribution being made by some 1.1 billion girls, who form

Readers’ Forum

Provide quality service please!  It's hard to deny the fact that the number of hospitals has increased in our country over the years, but it's also true that it isn't

Living standard of RMG workers should be enhanced

THE workers of readymade garment sector in Bangladesh earn poverty-level wages. Not only that, they continue to work excessively long hours for little money. Whereas, the government and the industry

Question paper leakage continues: Incompetence is everywhere

QUESTION paper leaks have become epidemic before all public exams, university admission tests, and job recruitment tests during the current administration allegedly by some students and unscrupulous teachers along with

A different way to measure our wealth

Kamal Ahmed :How do you measure the value and success of the economy?Traditionally, by reporting on gross domestic product - the amount an economy produces of goods like cars and

Going full circle for growth

Li Yong and Hong Joo Hahm :The business case for making our economy more sustainable is clear. Globally, transitioning to a circular economy - where materials are reused, re-manufactured or